Diagnostic Scope

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Diagnostic Scope Overview

The Diagnostic Scope is where you have the ability to determine the material that should be assessed during the initial diagnostic test students complete before working in their study path. The diagnostic scope is based on the overall scope of expectations selected and can contain as much or as little of the complete scope as you would like.


Defining the Diagnostic Scope 

Before students can begin working in a study path in EdReady, they must first complete an initial diagnostic test. For all of the pre-loaded scopes in EdReady, the initial diagnostic scope contains a smaller subset of the topics and learning objectives included in the complete scope of expectations. Typically, the diagnostic does not assess all of the content included in the scope of expectations because depending on the amount of content, students could spend multiple hours testing before being able to access the learning resources in their study path. The purpose of the diagnostic is to gather information on each students’ strengths and weaknesses and build a personalized study path based on those results.

In the initial diagnostic scope, you can specify which specific learning objectives you wish to assess up front. Additionally, if your overall scope of expectations is relatively small, or if you want your students to have the opportunity to prove mastery on all of the content in the overall scope during the diagnostic, you do have the option of selecting all of the including the entire scope of expectations in the diagnostic scope.


NROC has worked with subject matter experts (SMEs) to determine the diagnostic scopes for the pre-loaded scopes available in EdReady. However, you have the ability to modify and customize these diagnostic scopes to best meet the needs of your institution.

Because the diagnostic scope is based on the overall scope of expectations, any changes to the scope of expectations will automatically update the diagnostic scope accordingly.

  • If you remove material from your scope, it will be removed from the diagnostic scope as well.
  • If you add material to your scope, it will be added to the diagnostic scope as well
    • Note: all the material added to the scope gets added to the diagnostic scope too. So if you add in a previously-removed unit, the entire unit will now be included in your initial diagnostic scope (unless you edit it).

When modifying the scope of expectations, you will see a warning similar to the one shown below:


If you need information about what material is included in your Diagnostic Scope (& scope), click the Email Data button to have an excel file with those details emailed to you. This file will list all Units, Lessons, Topics, and Learning Objectives available in your scope, as well as which ones are included in this scope's diagnostic scope. This button is available in both the Scope and Diagnostic Scope – clicking it in either place will send you the exact same file.


Disabling/Skipping the Initial Diagnostic

Depending on your use case, you may wish to have students skip the initial diagnostic. Please see this article for more information about disabling the initial diagnostic for a study path through Study Path Options.


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