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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT AND BASELINE ASSESSMENT ( THE ANSWER SHOULD BE SUPPORTED WITH PURPOSES, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES)

May 17, 2017 9:15am

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT AND BASELINE ASSESSMENT ( THE ANSWER SHOULD BE SUPPORTED WITH PURPOSES, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES)

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    • Jun 6, 2017 9:26am

      WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT AND BASELINE ASSESSMENT http://unitedstatesmapz.com/

      • Aug 3, 2017 9:19am

        It is in my humble opinion that baseline assessments and diagnostic assessments might seem like the same concept however they are two completely different assessments.

        The purpose of baseline assessment is to establish a point from which future measurements and predictions can be calculated. The assessments are not standardized, and different formats may be used in different schools. These tests, such as Cognitive Abilities Tests, are used to generate a predicted or expected level of achievement for future performance, for example at General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) level. They can also function to highlight specific issues such as whether a pupil should be placed on the gifted and talented register, or whether they are underachieving in relation to their potential. Teachers can use baseline data to plan effectively for each pupil's learning needs.

        Whereas diagnostic assessments are a form of pre-assessment that allows a teacher to determine students' individual strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, and skills prior to instruction. It is primarily used to diagnose student difficulties and to guide lesson and curriculum planning, when a teacher knows exactly what students know or don't know about a topic, they can focus lessons on the topics students still need to learn about rather than what they already know.

        So to summarize this answer, baselines let you know where they stand within their peers and their abilities (performing at, above or below grade level), and diagnostics allow a teacher to know what the student knows about a particular subject.