Mathspace has curriculum-wide and strand-wide diagnostic tests to assess your class' and students' grade level, and to measure their level of ability directly against Australian Curriculum outcomes. You'll be able to assess your students anywhere between Years 3 and 10. Sample NAPLAN tests and reports are also available, reporting against bands.
Note: The Diagnostic Tests and Reports are a paid product in addition to the core Mathspace product. If you would like to explore using diagnostics, please contact your school liaison directly.
While logged into Mathspace, click on the "Task Templates" button on the left.
Search for the group that you want to assign. The following groups are available:
- Diagnostic Tests with Reports
- Diagnostic Tests with Reports (VIC)
- NAPLAN Practice Years 7 & 9 with Reports
Pick the type of diagnostic test you wish to set. The content tested will be at the grade level you select, as well as the two grade levels below. For example, if you pick the "Year 9 Number and Algebra Strand Diagnostic", it will cover the material from Years 7, 8 and 9 for the Number and Algebra strand. You should set aside 60 minutes for the Curriculum Diagnostics, 40 minutes for the Strand Diagnostics, and 65 minutes for the NAPLAN tests.
You will be able to preview the questions. Once you are done, click on "Assign as Custom Task" at the top right.
Choose the Task name and the Start/Due Date. Add the classes and/or students to receive the diagnostic test.
Click on "Advanced Options", and check the "Hide videos, hints and worked solution". If this is unchecked, the students' ability level might reflect as being higher than it actually is. You can also change the Start Date and Due Date here.
Once you're done, click "Create Task".
Your diagnostic test is now set, and your students will be able to work on it shortly. Once your students have completed the diagnostic test, and once a day has passed for the report to generate, you can dive into Understanding the Diagnostic Report.