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Table 3 Research procedures

From: Integrating diagnostic assessment into curriculum: a theoretical framework and teaching practices

Week Stage Group Duration of time Data collected
Control group Experimental group
Week 1 Pre-test Receiving the pre-test Receiving the pre-test 75 min Pre-test results
Week 2 Treatment session 1 (1) Explaining and discussing the diagnostic score report
(2) Dividing students into small groups based on the pre-test results
(1) Dividing students into small groups randomly 15–30 min Classroom observations (e.g., teacher-student interactions)
Week 3-11 Treatment session 2 (3) Assigning and evaluating remedial learning tasks of each group
(4) Assigning and evaluating remedial learning tasks of individual students
(2) Assigning and evaluating remedial learning tasks of each group
(3) Assigning and evaluating remedial learning tasks of individual students
50 min per week
30 min per week
Classroom observations (e.g., student-student interactions); teaching materials; teacher’s self-reflections
Week 12 Post-test Receiving the post-test Receiving the post-test 60 min Post-test results; teacher’s self-reflections; students’ interview protocols
  1. Note. The time durations of the pre- and post-tests are different, because the pre-test consists of a placement assessment and a diagnostic assessment, whereas the post-test includes only the diagnostic assessment