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Running head: CHILD STUDY1Child studyNameInstitution
CHILD STUDY2Tables of figuresFigure 1............................................................................................................................................7Figure 2............................................................................................................................................8Figure 3............................................................................................................................................9Figure 4............................................................................................................................................9Figure 5..........................................................................................................................................14
CHILD STUDY3Rationale for Effective Diagnostic AssessmentResearch has indicated that performing a diagnostic assessment is extremely importantespecially at the beginning of a given unit or academic year(Ontario, 2013). An interviewconducted with one elementary school teacher revealed that performing this activity enables theteacher to gain a proper understanding of the student before the learning session starts. Thisinvolves assessing a student’s readiness to receive information and skills that have been outlinedin the curriculum expectations. It aids in a comprehension of the misconceptions that the studentsmay have regarding a given topic. After gaining this information, the teacher is able to makeplanning decisions that are informed and based on the feedback received concerning the students.Another interview with another teacher showed that due to the different learning needsidentified in the students, the teacher is able to adjust accordingly and ensure that all the studentswill benefit to the maximum. Therefore, the teacher’s professional judgement is the foundationupon which a diagnostic assessment lies(Walkgroove, 2015). This ability of the teacher tochoose the assessment tools that are most appropriate as well as determine how frequently andon what times to administrate, enables data collected to be accurate and sufficient for makingjudgements in regards to the students during the period of the learning cycle.This process of carrying out a diagnostic assessment aids in the achievement of the majorpriorities that have been outlined by the ministry of education. These include; reduction of gapsin the achievements by students and high achievement levels by the all students(Walkgroove,2015).
CHILD STUDY4Child StudyPart APlace value refers to the value that is assigned to every place in a given number under thefoundation of the system of the base of the number(National Center on Intensive Intervention,2015). There are different aspects that should be used with students to ensure that they gain acomplete understanding of place values. These include; learning the names of the numbers andusing them to count. This brings in a familiarity due to continuous practice by the students inreading and writing the numbers. This first step does not require the incorporation of place value,it just involves getting to know the numbers(Pender et al., 2011).The students are able to identify the things that have been grouped together either bycounting or by making use of patterns. Students therefore learn the names of different numbersthen count them to understand what each number name represents. This enables the students toknow for instance, that all teen values have a one in front of them(Fuata'i, 2008). They also getto know that all the twenty and thirty numbers have a two and three in front of them respectively.It is important for teachers and parents to teach their students how they should count and ensurethat they practice with different objects.Another aspect involves the addition and subtraction of the numbers. This involvessimple calculations. These are calculations that can be easily learned by children and can beperformed fairly quickly with practice. It is very important for children to practice sufficiently inorder for them to become facile with addition of single digit numbers that have sums as high asten to eighteen(Richardon & Portman, 2014). Moreover, they should also practice enough inorder to be in a position to perform subtractions of single digit numbers that provide solutions ofsingle digit answers that involve minuends that range between ten and eighteen. This is
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