Diagnostic results guide (Spelling and Grammar)

The diagnostic tool works behind the scenes to assess the level at which each child should be working, meaning we can personalize questions for each child. 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 children within a family. From the individual child’s diagnostic result page you will be able to see how many questions were answered and how the child performed in each level. You will also be able to view how they answered each question.

Click on the name of the child who’s diagnostic result you want to view

How to interpret diagnostic results

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

The diagnostic level indicates where within the grade/year group the child 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 child 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 score will correlate with the standard Grade level. For example, a Diagnostic score of 2.60 means the child will be working on around 60% through the 2nd-grade skills.

Diagnostic score of 0.00

If your child 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 child 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 child has not completed the diagnostic and you will have to wait until the child completes the diagnostic before seeing their results.

How the diagnostic results are used in Sumdog

The purpose of Sumdog’s diagnostic is to place children at the right level based on their ability meaning we can personalize questions for each child. Once children 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 child 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 child

If your child 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.

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