Podcast Episode #2 - Diagnostic Tests with #Kaplan @kaptestnews #sat #psat #testprep #edchat

Note: In Episode 1: Introduction to Kaplan, 17 year old Aida shared her perspective on a rigorous online course she's taking to prepare her for the SAT she is to take in March. In this episode (#2), she shares her perceptions of the Diagnostic Tests, her results, and the value of online course feedback about those results. Find out more about Kaplan via Twitter at @kaptestnews


I had a bit of trouble getting enthused about Diagnostic Tests, until I saw the valuable information that resulted from the 3 hour and 45 minute SAT pre-assessment Aida completed. As you can see below, the information offers online students like Aida insights, and critical feedback she needs to improve:


Above, you can see the graphs reflecting Aida's initial progress on the assessment. Online students are actually able to drill down and see more about their performance in a particular subject, then explore even further....

By clicking on Section Details, students actually see the correct answers:

What's really powerful about Aida's experience, though, is how the online course nurtures her learning in a friendly, safe, quasi-competitive environment. As I listened to Aida, I could tell she'd establish ties with other students in the online course...and as she points out those students could be anywhere around the world!!


Listen to the rest of the series:
  1. Episode 1 - Overview and First Impressions from a Teenage SAT Prep Student
  2. Episode 2 - Getting Started with Diagnostic Tests
  3. Episode 3 - Finding Out What the Classes are Like
  4. Episode 4 - Practice Work to Ensure Success
  5. Episode 5 - Proctored Work






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