Teachers who understand the characteristics of technically sound formal and informal assessments are better prepared to create such assessments and analyze the data they produce. Academic, cognitive, behavioral, and functional living assessments provide specific insight into the strengths and needs of students. In turn, teachers can use assessment data to guide instructional decisions for his or her students. Complete the “Diagnostic Assessment Graphic Organizer Template.” Cite the sources used to gather the information. While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.