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Get to know your students with our math diagnostic assessment tool

The start of the new school year is the perfect time to understand what level your students are working at in order to help inform your teaching for the rest of the semester. We have an easy-to-use tool to help you do just that.

What is the Sumdog math diagnostic assessment tool?

The Sumdog diagnostic is an online assessment. It presents children with a series of multiple-choice questions for them to complete. 15 questions focus on numeracy and 40 further questions cover a range of different math topics.

How does it work?

Children complete the diagnostic, earning coins for each correctly answered question which they can spend on their 3D avatar, house or garden.

Screenshot of Sumdog diagnostic report US

After that, you get a snapshot of their learning through our stranded skills report. The report pinpoints areas for development and is presented in an easy-to-read format to help you analyse who needs additional support and in which areas.

The diagnostic then informs the questions posed to your class on Sumdog. As they continue to play Sumdog games or complete challenges you set for them as in-class practice or homework, they embark on their own personalized learning journey.

By answering questions tailored to their level, students remain engaged in their learning and motivated to improve.

As a special back to school incentive, until the end of September, we’ve doubled the amount of coins your pupils will receive for completing the diagnostic to 500!

Why not encourage your pupils to spend their coins on their new 3D avatar and download our Getting to Know You Template (PDF 104 KB) so they can share with their class?

Screenshot of a filled out Sumdog Getting to know you template

Great! How do I set the math diagnostic?

If it’s your first time using Sumdog with your students, they’ll be asked to complete the diagnostic test when they first log in. We recommend allowing around 30 minutes for your class to complete the test and to do it in school where possible.

Before resetting, export a PDF of your previous diagnostic results so you can see any progress that’s been made.

You can then select individual pupils or reset for your whole class by using the tick boxes on the left-hand side.

Want to try the math diagnostic assessment tool with your class?

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