Diagnostic Math Assessments (Fourth Grade)


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Diagnostic Math Assessments provide a simple and quick way to pre-assess students before teaching a new mathematical concept. Using a tiered question approach, you will be able to gather data about your students’ levels of understanding and differentiate accordingly. Before starting any new unit in math, this is how I quickly level students for guided math and small groups!

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Included in This Resource:

  • This is a printable PDF file
  • Directions on how to implement
  • Student grouping guide
  • 23 pre + post tests that cover every domain
  • 23 answer keys with a breakdown of why each question is included
  • A blank template to write your own assessment questions

How the Assessments are Designed:

  • Some assessments are by standard and some are a group of standards (one big concept). I made assessments for the individual standards that I felt I spent more time on with my students. I grouped some standards (for example, 4.G.1 – 4.G.3) because I felt like the main concepts could be covered in one assessment.
  • Each assessment has three questions. The first question is the most simple, while the third question is the most difficult. The first question requires a basic and surface-level understanding of the concept. The second question builds upon the concept a bit more. The third question requires application of the concept. These three tiered questions are labeled with shapes (circle, square, triangle) so that the levels are discrete.

How I Use these Assessments:

  • The leveled questions give me insight and data for creating my groups. I like to sort students into three main math groups based on how they scored on their pre-assessments. Some teachers may prefer to have more math groups with fewer students in each one. With student groups and pre-assessment data at my fingertips, I can then differentiate instruction for each group as we move through the standard.
  • Give the post-assessment (same test as the pre-assessment) after the unit is finished to track growth.

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Diagnostic Math Assessments (Fourth Grade)


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