Math assessment library

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How to use the math assessment library

These instructions explain how to create an assessment for your class using the assessment library.

Click ‘Set Work’

What assessments are available?

Diagnostic replicas

The assessment library contains a replica set of the diagnostic assessments that were used to set students’ starting levels on Sumdog.

Each assessment is made up of 40 questions taken from across two years’ worth of math curriculum topics. E.g. “Sumdog diagnostic: Grade 4 (Diagnostic 4.2)” contains questions from the Grade 4 and Grade 3 curriculum.

You can match the replica assessments to the one previously taken by a student by referring to the Diagnostic Report – see “test taken”.

These replica diagnostic assessments will not re-set the level that students work on in Sumdog.

How to view the results of an assessment

See how to view the results of an assessment here for instructions.

Using the data

The results data grid report shows the list of students down the left hand side, and the questions numbers across the top. Each student will have either a tick or a cross for a correct or incorrect answer, and a blank if they did not attempt it.

This grid provides an easy visual way of seeing which questions were commonly answered wrongly, so that you can address those misconceptions with the class.

Repeating assessments

When setting the same assessment from the library for a second time, the questions will not be identical to the first time. The questions will be taken from the same mathematical concept, e.g. “Compare size of object sets with 10”, but the questions will using different numbers (see the image for an example). This eliminates the effect of students remembering specific questions.

To repeat the assessment, follow the same steps as how to use the assessment library (above).

If you repeat an assessment with the same class or group of students, you can download the result of both from the “Assessments” card on the Set Work teachers’ dashboard, and compare result to see progress.

Similarly, if you use the same assessment for two different groups of students, you can compare the results with no need for moderation.

How students take part in the assessment

See how to answer assessment questions as a student here for instructions.

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