Dear IS Families,
Beginning this week, Intermediate School students will be assigned an assessment called the Classroom Diagnostic Tool (CDT) in their Google Classroom. The Classroom Diagnostic Tools assessments are a set of tests that help teachers gauge a student’s mastery of specific academic skills. The CDTs are based on content assessed by the PSSA. Although not a predictor for PSSA performance, CDTs provide a snapshot on why and how students may still be struggling or exceeding grade and/or course Eligible Content. The CDT data, along with other data, will inform instruction in a timely and efficient manner.
As your child takes the assessment this week through a Google Classroom assignment online, please encourage them to try their best. We recognize this assessment may be easy or challenging at times for students, but please encourage and praise their efforts.
Classroom teachers will be sharing their login information. For more information on the CDT, click here.
The CDT assessment schedule is as follows:
ELA- September 14-18
Math- September 21-25
Science- September 28 - October 2