Diagnostic Language Conventions Placement Test Help Guide

Australian schools

About the Placement Diagnostic Tests

Our placement diagnostic tests are intended to provide an indication of which year level your students are performing at with regards to language conventions.

The questions in the diagnostics range from a Year 7 to Year 10 level. Once completed, you will be provided with a percentage breakdown of how your students have scored against each year level.

How to Interpret the Data

Once completed, you will be provided with a table of data that looks like this:

This data is available at both a class and an individual student level.

When interpreting this data to understand which level your students should be working at, we suggest using your overall teacher judgement to determine whether the students should be working at a .

To get you started, here is how you could interpret the scores:

Score range 50% or below 51%-80% Above 80%
Possible action Move to the lower level Stay on the same level Move to the higher level

Grammarly

If any of your students have Grammarly enabled on their web browsers, we would recommend turning it off while they complete the diagnostic.

Grammarly will provide suggestions to the students in the test and will not provide an accurate representation of what the student knows if it is turned on.

Next Steps

Once you have analysed the provided data and have decided which level your students or student should be working at, we then recommend assigning them the relevant pre-test at that level.

Our levelled Language Conventions diagnostics test similar topics to the placement ones, but provide recommended remedial lessons for the students to work through once completed. You can then ensure that your students are working on skills that are targeted at the appropriate level.

New Zealand schools

About the Placement Diagnostic Tests

Our placement diagnostic tests are intended to provide an indication of which curriculum level your students are performing at with regards to language conventions.

The questions in the diagnostics range from a NZC3 to NZC6 level. Once completed, you will be provided with a percentage breakdown of how your students have scored against each year level.

How to Interpret the Data

Once completed, you will be provided with a table of data that looks like this: 

This data is available at both a class and an individual student level.

When interpreting this data to understand which level your students should be working at, we suggest using your overall teacher judgement to determine whether the students should be working at a higher or lower level.

To get you started, here is how you could interpret the scores:

Score range 50% or below 51%-80% Above 80%
Possible action Move to the lower level Stay on the same level Move to the higher level

Grammarly

If any of your students have Grammarly enabled on their web browsers, we would recommend turning it off while they complete the diagnostic.

Grammarly will provide suggestions to the students in the test and will not provide an accurate representation of what the student knows if it is turned on.

Next Steps

Once you have analysed the provided data and have decided which level your students or student should be working at, we then recommend assigning them the relevant pre-test at that level.

Our levelled Language Conventions diagnostics test similar topics to the placement ones, but provide recommended remedial lessons for the students to work through once completed. You can then ensure that your students are working on skills that are targeted at the appropriate level.

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