Zearn Math is designed so that all students work on grade-level content and learn content in two ways: Independent Digital Lessons and Small Group Lessons with their teacher. Independent Digital Lessons and Small Group Lessons are designed to be parallel learning experiences where students get multiple pathways into learning and receive embedded remediation in areas where they need support.
There is no diagnostic assessment for placement in the Independent Digital Lesson or Small Group Lesson sequence. We recommend all students begin on Mission 1 Lesson 1 of their grade level and work at their own pace through the same scope and sequence.
As part of our 2020-21 Learning Recovery work, Zearn offers an upfront diagnostic unit for each grade. Zearn Math’s approach to a diagnostic is centered around collecting multiple data points on student performance to diagnose unfinished learning from last year, particularly during school closures.
Rather than start the year with a one-time test, Zearn starts with a first diagnostic Mission, which provides 1-2 weeks of daily lesson-level diagnostic data. This creates a more comprehensive and accurate picture of where students are struggling and may need more support.
The diagnostic unit is available to all teacher accounts. Follow these instructions to set your students to a diagnostic mission.