Diagnostic results guide (Spelling and Grammar)

The diagnostic tool works behind the scenes to assess the level at which each pupil should be working, meaning we can personalise questions for each pupil. For frequently asked questions about the diagnostic tool, click here.

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How to view diagnostic results

These instructions explain how to view the diagnostic results for individual pupils within a class. From the individual pupil’s diagnostic result page you will be able to see how many questions were answered and how the pupil performed in each level. You will also be able to view how they answered each question.

Click ‘Reports’ at the top of the teacher dashboard.

Ensure you have selected your desired class and subject. You can change these using the drop down menus at the top left

How to interpret diagnostic results

See above for instructions on how to view diagnostic results for individual pupils.

The diagnostic level indicates where within the grade/year group the student has been placed in relation to your school’s standards/curriculum.

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 English Curriculum, the diagnostic score will correspond to the Year level. Example a Diagnostic score of 2.60 means the pupil will be working on around 60% through the 2nd year level skills or 60% through Year 2.

In the Scottish Curriculum, the diagnostic score will be in accordance with the Year level (Early to Fourth). Example a Diagnostic score of 2.60 means the pupil will be working on around 60% through the Second Level skills. A diagnostic score of 0.30 means that the pupil is working through the Early level skills at a 30% completion.

Diagnostic score of 0.00

If your student has received a diagnostic score of 0.00, 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.

What does ‘In progress’ mean?

If you see ‘In progress’, the pupil has not completed the diagnostic and you will have to wait until the pupil completes the diagnostic before seeing their results.

How the diagnostic results are used in Sumdog

The purpose of Sumdog’s diagnostic is to place pupils at the right level based on their ability meaning we can personalise questions for each pupil. Once pupils have completed the diagnostic, they will be given a corresponding ability grade/year level. When they start playing the games the questions asked will be according to their ability level. Each pupil will be able to progress through the skill plan according to their level.

What to do if you think the diagnostic result is wrong for a pupil

If your pupil had rushed through questions or had help in the diagnostic they might be placed in an incorrect level. If you find that they were placed in either a too low and too high level you can reset the diagnostic for them, here is how.

Need help?

Contact our support team at support@sumdog.com