The diagnostic test works behind the scenes to assess the level at which each student should be working, meaning we can personalize questions for each student.
What do the diagnostic test results mean?
Once the diagnostic test is complete, you'll see a summary of your student's results on their report card, followed by a detailed breakdown ordered by grade or level. Click Test results beside each grade or level to view the questions that were answered.
The diagnostic level indicates where within the grade or level the student has been placed in relation to your school's standards.
Each level is made up of a number of skills, ordered according to the order they are usually taught in school. If a student is placed at 'Grade 3.2' we believe they are working at a level, around 20% through third-grade skills.
In the American Standard, the diagnostic test score will correlate with the standard Grade level. Example a Diagnostic test score of 2.60 means the student will be working on around 60% through the 2nd-grade skills.
In the English Curriculum, the diagnostic test score will correspond to the Year level. Example a Diagnostic test score of 2.60 means the student will be working on around 60% through the 2nd year level skills or 60% through Year 2.
With the Scottish Curriculum, the diagnostic test score will be in accordance with the Year level (Early to Fourth). Example a Diagnostic test score of 2.60 means the student will be working on around 60% through the Second Level skills. A diagnostic test score of 0.30 means that the student is working through the Early level skills at a 30% completion.
Diagnostic test score of 0.00
If your student has received a diagnostic test score of 0.00, don't worry it does not mean that they have failed to answer any question correctly.
A 0.00 means that the student will be starting at the beginning of the skill plan as they did not get a minimum of 80% accuracy in the easiest skill to progress further in the diagnostic test.
How many questions are asked in the diagnostic test?
The diagnostic test can ask a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 200 questions. During the diagnostic test, we look for a minimum of 80% accuracy in each skill before the student can progress to the next.
If a student has answered below 80% accuracy on the first skill the diagnostic test will stop.
What does 'In progress' mean?
If you see 'In progress', then you'll have to wait until the student completes the test before seeing their results.