## Guidelines for Interviewing## Preparing for the Interview- Print question cards and make sure they are in order.
Question Cards: Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions - Have paper and pencil available (for Whole Number and Fraction interviews).
- Arrange the area for the interview so the student is not looking at the computer screen or distracted by other students or materials.
## Beginning the InterviewWhen you begin an interview, read the suggested introduction or revise it to fit your needs. ## Watch Marilyn introduce two interviews:
## Asking the Questions**Follow the script** Please read each question exactly as it appears on the screen. This ensures that you'll receive the most accurate results.**Allow wait time** Students often need time to collect their thoughts. Sometimes it's helpful to ask the student to think out loud.
## Recording the AnswersSelect the appropriate response in the “Answer” section. **Correct** The correct answer is always shown on the screen.**Incorrect** Record the student’s incorrect answer in the field provided.**Self-corrected**
Students who answer incorrectly may self-correct when explaining. When this occurs, select
*Self-Corrected*.*Watch examples of students self correcting:*Loading the video player …Loading the video player …**Did not answer**
If the student does not answer after sufficient wait time, ask, “Would you like to skip this problem?” and then select *Did Not Answer*.*Watch an example of a student asking to skip a question:*Loading the video player …
## Asking Students to ExplainAfter the student gives an answer, whether Correct or Incorrect, read the follow-up prompt. (“How did you figure out the answer?” Or, “How did you decide?”) If the student’s explanation is unclear, ask the student to explain again. ## Watch an example of asking a student to repeat her explanation:Loading the video player …
## Selecting Explanations- If the student’s answer is Correct, select the explanation that best matches how the student reasoned.
- If the student’s answer is Incorrect after explaining, selecting an explanation is optional.
- For more information, see Selecting Student Explanations and Practice Selecting Student Explanations.
## Writing NotesUse the “Notes” field to record additional information about students’ reasoning strategies, misconceptions, or errors. This is optional, but can be helpful for informing your instruction |