How to interpret the spelling and grammar diagnostic results
See above for instructions on how to view diagnostic test results.
The diagnostic level indicates where within the year level the pupil has been placed in relation to your school’s curriculum.
Each level is made up of a number of skills, ordered according to the order they are usually taught in school. If a pupil is placed at ‘Year 3.2’ we believe they are working at a level, around 20% through year three skills.
In the English Curriculum, the spelling and grammar diagnostic score will correspond to the Year level. For example a spelling or grammar 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 spelling diagnostic score will be in accordance with the Year level (Early to Fourth). For example a spelling diagnostic score of 2.60 means the pupil will be working on around 60% through the Second Level skills. A spelling diagnostic score of 0.30 means that the pupil is working through the Early level skills at a 30% completion.
Currently, we do not have Scottish curriculum for Grammar. If you’re part of a Scottish school the grammar diagnostic will correspond to the English curriculum and the result for the grammar diagnostic will appear as per the English curriculum.
Diagnostic test score of 0.00 – If your pupil has received a spelling or grammar diagnostic score of 0.00, it does not mean that they have failed to answer any question correctly. A 0.00 means that the pupil 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 spelling or grammar diagnostic.