The Pennsylvania Department of Education continues to enhance and expand its Classroom Diagnostic Tools (an on-line computer adaptive test), for Reading/Literature, Writing/Composition, Mathematics, and Science. The diagnostic assessments are available for students in grades 3 through high school. In multiple-choice format, the assessments are available to all Pennsylvania K-12 schools.
CDTs are based on content assessed by the Keystone Exams and the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). Although not a predictor for PSSA and Keystone Exam 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, informs instruction in a timely and efficient manner.
To access enrollment information and other documents for the Classroom Diagnostic Tools, please visit: https://pa.drcedirect.com.