How does Diagnostic Mode work within the Learning Path

Here's some information about Diagnostic Mode and how it works within your students adaptive learning experience. 

  1. Diagnostic mode is initiated once a student starts working within their Learning Path. It is not a separate assessment but rather the student working through the Learning Path to identify what concepts they already know and which ones need additional practice.
  2. Students can save and resume the diagnostic as often as necessary until it's complete (every 10 questions). TIP:  The length of the diagnostic will vary for each student based on how many concepts the students know (hence adaptive). ScootPad will update the students’ learning path in real-time illustrating those concepts that were passed.  ScootPad will NOT go through all of the concepts. Once ScootPad recognizes that a student has hit a stopping point, the test will stop and the next task will be adaptive practice. To encourage students while in diagnostic mode, have them stop periodically and "check" how many concepts they have bypassed. Short video below show a student in diagnostic mode. The student is 51% of the way through the learning path and when clicking on the magnifying glass for review, all of the concepts which are turquoise have been passed. Way to go! 

In a Learning Path with only 10 concepts, the student was launched into Diagnostic Mode. The example student passed 5 concepts and needs practice in 2 concepts. 3 concepts were not attempted due to their dependency on others.

Once diagnostic mode ends for the student, adaptive practices start. Visit your adaptive practice dashboard to see diagnostic results and mastery progress thus far. Click on the learning path button to see which concepts were passed, not passed, not attempted, and lastly, the concepts the students need to work on.

  1. Each student’s path has been carved out by diagnostic mode. This is true personalized learning!
  2. ScootPad will automatically start students where they need the most help (the concepts in blue). If the student needs further assistance with a concept, this is when we start scaffolding and attempting to fill skill gaps.
  3. Concepts the students passed on the diagnostic are not subject to the rigor in your curriculum settings.  Instead these concepts will be queued up for the Mastery Check (this is when ScootPad spirals concepts and presents them later for the student to recall).

Teacher’s view of unit 1 view of a LP. Showing concepts in various stages of mastery and  levels of scaffolding.

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