SCI's Diagnostic Analysis Software
|Price and Ordering|
|Test Analysis Files
for IPS and FM&E
Diagnostic Analysis software analyzes student responses to multiple-choice questions for Introductory Physical Science (IPS) and Force, Motion, and Energy (FM&E) Chapter Tests, as well as teacher-written multiple-choice tests. A variety of reports produced by the software allow the teacher to help students overcome difficulties by diagnosing the roots of their errors:
- A Class Results report lists the results for an entire class. This report lists each student, the credit received by that student on each question (including possible partial credit), the student's total score, and the class average.
- The Class Report lists responses by question rather than by student. The number of students selecting each response is noted, as well as the number of times the question was skipped and the answer was left blank. An asterisk indicates the correct answer. This format allows the teacher to quickly distinguish between guessing (responses distributed across the possible choices) and widely held misunderstandings (a large number of responses in one or two incorrect choices).
- A Summary Report prints a listing of the plausible reasons for incorrect answer choices made by 10% or more of the class.
- An Individual Student Report analyzes the performance of individual students. This report contains all the student’s answers, along with the relevant diagnostic comments. This report can be very helpful in conferences with individual students or their parents.
Schools that currently use either the IPS Assessment Package or the
FM&E Assessment Package will receive
a CD of Test Analysis Files, free of charge, with purchase of the Diagnostic Analysis software. User-friendly documentation and
guidelines for writing sound, informative, multiple-choice questions are also included. The software can then be applied to the analysis of responses to
good, teacher-written, multiple-choice questions.
Let Diagnostic Analysis provide guidance for future instruction—without the need for specialized forms and expensive equipment!