Spelling and Grammar diagnostic results guide

The spelling and grammar diagnostic works behind the scenes to assess the level at which each pupil should be working, meaning we can personalise questions for each pupil.

Select which option you would like to find out more about:

How to view the Spelling or Grammar diagnostic results

These instructions explain how to view either the spelling or grammar 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.

 

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 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.

What does 'In progress' mean?

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

The spelling and grammar diagnostic can take up to 200 questions depending on the pupil’s year level and accuracy.

The system will look for about an 80% accuracy overall before the spelling or grammar diagnostic can be completed.

How the spelling and grammar diagnostic results are used in Sumdog

The purpose of Sumdog’s spelling and grammar diagnostic is to place pupils at the right level, based on their ability, meaning that we can personalise questions for each pupil. Once pupils have completed the spelling or grammar diagnostic, they will be given a corresponding ability level and focus skill. When they start playing the spelling or grammar 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 spelling or grammar diagnostic result is wrong for a pupil

If your pupil had rushed through questions or had help in the spelling or grammar 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 test for them, here is how.

Need help?

Contact our support team at support@sumdog.com