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Diagnostics to Identify Student Mastery at LPS Richmond

Sophia Thomas, teacher, explains how she and students use diagnostics to make sure students don't waste time on topics they've mastered.


Transcript: Sophia Thomas: When students start, I give a diagnostic. The algebra teacher gives a diagnostic. Sometimes they just weren't focused on the day they were doing the MAP test or whatever. We try to figure it out from very early through our diagnostic that this kid really doesn't need this class. That happens. The way the diagnostic works is when they take it there are certain assignments they can skip based on their performance on the diagnostic. If you're proving that you already mastered this stuff, there's no need for you to go spend time doing that. So, you get to skip that. It just speeds up how you're moving on the dashboard. The kids that are higher are really just pushing themselves and benefiting in a big way.