Language Conventions Placement & Diagnostic Test Help Guide

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.

For Australian schools, the questions in the diagnostics range from Level 7 to Level 10

For New Zealand schools, the questions in the diagnostics range from NZC3 to NZC6 level

Once completed, you will be provided with a percentage breakdown of how your students have scored against each year level.

Aus placement tests

NZC placement tests

How to Interpret the Data

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

aus analysis

Once completed, you will be provided with a table of data that looks like this for New Zealand schools

nzc analysis

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 judgement as a teacher to determine whether students should be working at a different 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.

Language Conventions Diagnostic Tests

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

Our Language Conventions Diagnostic Tests assess similar topics to the Placement Tests, but provide recommended 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.

aus pre tests

nzc diagnostic examples

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