Using diagnostic tests with EP for Home to gauge your child's level

Australian users

About the Placement Diagnostic Tests

Our placement diagnostic tests are intended to provide an indication of which year level your child is 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 child has 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:

When interpreting this data to understand which level your child should be working at, we suggest using your overall parent judgement.

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 children have Grammarly enabled on their web browsers, we would recommend turning it off while they complete the diagnostic. Grammarly will provide suggestions to your child in the test and will not provide an accurate representation of what they know if it is turned on.

Next Steps

Once you have analysed the provided data and have decided which level your child 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 children to work through once completed. You can then ensure that your child is working on skills that are targeted at the appropriate level.

New Zealand users

About the Placement Diagnostic Tests

Our placement diagnostic tests are intended to provide an indication of which curriculum level your children 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 children 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: 

When interpreting this data to understand which level your child should be working at, we suggest using your overall parental judgment to determine whether your child 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 children have Grammarly enabled on their web browsers, we would recommend turning it off while they complete the diagnostic.

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

Next Steps

Once you have analysed the provided data and have decided which level your child 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 you children to work through once completed. You can then ensure that your child is working on skills that are targeted at the appropriate level.

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