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Friday, July 8 • 9:45am - 12:00pm
Using Quick Diagnostic Interviews to Elicit Evidence of Student Understanding

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Current data available to teachers do not always specify student learning needs at a deep enough level needed for teachers to know how to respond. In this interactive session, participants will experience a process and tools for administering quick Diagnostic Interviews (DI) to identify student gaps in concepts and skills that can be used to respond to student learning needs during Tier 1 Instruction. The 3–5-minute DI focuses on student thinking more deeply than typical data currently available. If your school has collaborative teacher teams, such as Professional Learning Communities (PLC), strategies and tools will be shared showing how to integrate the interview data into PLC planning conversations making it easier to differentiate upcoming units of study and daily lessons to meet each student’s unique learning needs.

Learning goals for the session include the following:
* Identify a process for conducting a quick Diagnostic Interview
* Practice using the DI
* Explore samples of student work resulting from the DI
* Create ways you can integrate the DI into your context and/or PLC.

Participants will leave the session with the following products:
* Diagnostic Interview Process
* Diagnostic Interview Probing Questions
* Samples of Student Work
* Protocol for Integrating Data into PLCs
* Checklist for Applying to Your Context

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Janice Bradley

Assistant Director, Utah Education Policy Center - University of Utah
Janice Bradley is Assistant Director for Bridgeworks Professional Learning at the UEPC at the University of Utah. Her UEPC work focuses on leadership coaching, facilitating school change and improvement, designing professional learning environments and experiences for schools, administrators... Read More →

Magda Tsagaris

Research Associate, Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC), University of Utah
Magda Tsagaris, M.Ed is a school support associate with the UEPC Bridgeworks team working to support schools across the state of Utah to establish meaningful collaborative partnerships and implement data-driven practices to impact student achievement.   Magda believes that strong... Read More →

Friday July 8, 2022 9:45am - 12:00pm MDT
GC 407 - General Classroom Building, Room 407 Southern Utah University, 351 W University Blvd., Cedar City Utah