In an effort to continue to identify student-specific data to guide instructional decisions, the Pine-Richland School District uses Pennsylvania's Classroom Diagnostic Tool for mathematics in grades 3-8 along with some high school classrooms as well.
This online adaptive test was successfully piloted in 2014-2015 in third and fourth grades and at the high school. The results are immediate and can be used by teachers to direct instruction and determine flexible grouping in order to provide support for students who need additional help or enrichment for students who are ready for greater challenge.
The Classroom Diagnostic Tool for mathematics, which is aligned with our new eligible content, will be administered three times a year and will replace classroom-based assessments that were aligned with the legacy standards.
For more information on the Classroom Diagnostic Tools also known as CDT, downloadthis reference guide
Dr. Michael Pasquinelli
Pine-Richland School District