ONLINE PLACEMENT TESTS

Take these online placement tests to understand your student's current level of maths mastery. Only then can you accurately determine which maths level is necessary for your student to progress.

The placement tests are a diagnostic tool and will help you to:

  • Identify your students current level of maths mastery
  • Discover gaps in their understanding to help plan additional support as they progress
  • Choose a program that will support them based on what they need to learn next.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

If the following questions apply to you, there is no need to complete the Placement Test. You can proceed directly
to the recommended levels below:

START WITH PRE SCHOOL MATHS

  • If you are looking for a a fun introduction to maths
  • If your pre-schooler is showing an interest in numbers & counting
  • If  your pre-schooler can focus for 5-10 minutes at a time

START WITH BASIC MATHS

  • If your student still uses their fingers to count
  • If your student is yet to understand place value and you're needing to establish the mastery of basic maths
  • If your student can read, write and count numerals 0-9

Every student is unique in their sequential understanding of maths.

Therefore, the placement tests are designed to determine current level of maths mastery, irrespective of their age, or grade level.

HOW THE TESTING SEQUENCE WORKS

1. CHOOSE A PRE-TEST

Choose either the Foundations Placement Pre-Test or the Advanced Placement Pre-Test based on what you know to be your student's general level of maths mastery. The pre-test is designed to quickly establish foundational understandings. If you're unsure where to begin, start at the foundations pre-test.

You can read more about why the placement pre-test matters here. 

NOTE: Your student can do their working out for each equation on a seperate page. They should not use a calculator. 


2. PROGRESS THROUGH THE PRE-TEST LEVELS

Click "Start" and then let your student follow the prompts.As they answer all questions correctly, they will progress through the test.

Once the student answers a few questions incorrectly, they will be automatically directed to the full placement test for that level to determine if that's the appropriate area of need.


3. COMPLETE THE FULL PLACEMENT TEST

The full placement test will then ask more of the same kinds of questions to check whether or not this is a topic your student has mastered. Remember, this is an opportunity to gain clarity on what is needing to be taught.                                                         You're looking for fluency and automaticity, not 'can they struggle to get the answer right'.                          Once you observe them struggling, this identifies where you need to begin.

Watch the short explanation video as soon as you begin to ensure you understand the process thoroughly. 

FOR MOST ACCURATE TEST RESULTS

Sit together

This allows you to support and encourage your student to give their best answers. You can observe their progress, and identify whether they have mastery or not.

Encourage but don't tell

The idea of the placement test is to accurately identify the student's level of understanding. If they get stuck, don't save them. Encourage them to choose "I don't know". 

Observe the tricky topics

Identify where the student begins to struggle. You'll then be able to fill in any gaps and give them the maths foundations necessary for them to master maths.

PLACEMENT TESTS - START HERE

Choose a pre-test to learn which topics your student needs to learn next:

Remember: If your student is using their fingers to count, struggles with regrouping or has difficulty with Place Value, you don't need to do the Placement Test. You'll need to begin with the Alpha level

THE FOUNDATIONAL LEVELS

(generally suited for students Grade 1 - Grade 8 and those requiring Intervention)

THE ADVANCED LEVELS

(generally suited for students Grade 8 - University)

HOW THE PLACEMENT TEST RESULTS WORK

At the completion of any placement test, you'll be directed to one of the following results:

Below 80%

This indicates that the student is not confident in life application of these subjects. Your student needs to master the material presented in this level to be able to progress confidently.

More than 80%

This level is easy for your student and they've mastered the concepts! You'll be directed to continue to the next test. Keep going until they start to struggle with answering the questions.

PROGRAM LEVELS

Each full test throughout the Placement Test sequence will assess your understanding on the following topics (according to their maths understanding). These same topics are covered in-depth at each level of our maths program.

Alpha

Mastering Single Digit Addition and Subtraction

Beta

Addition and Subtraction for Multi-Digit Numbers

Gamma

Multiplication for Single and Multi-Digit Numbers

Delta

Short & long Division, Solving problems with all 4 operations

Epsilon

Fractions, Factors, Mixed Numbers and more

Zeta

Decimals, Percents and Conversions


Pre-Algebra

Order of Operations, Solving for the Unknown and more

Algebra 1

Graphing, Exponents, Unit Multipliers and more

Geometry

Using Geometry to Understand Shape and Solids


Algebra 2

Factoring Polynomials, Quadratic Formula and more

Pre-Calculus

Prepare for Calculus with Trigonometry and more


Calculus

Derivatives, Integrals, Calculus Applications, Differential Equations, & more

If you need to record MULTIPLE students' results

If you need to keep track of your students' results from the online Placement Test, we've created an easy template to help out. For parents, tutors and small groups, you can download the spreadsheet below. For larger groups and school classes, please contact us directly using this form and we can set you up with a group-specific Placement Test pack.

WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU'VE GOT YOUR RESULT

After your student has completed the placement test process, you'll be emailed a description of what they need to work on next and a recommended program to best support your student.

Your student's recommended level highlights exactly where you need to start to fill in those gaps of understanding, and what you can do to start teaching in a more hands-on, tactile way - at their pace (so the topics covered are explored in-depth and they really understand what you're teaching them)


For program recommendations, you'll need to have manipulatives (hands-on teaching tools) to complete the step-by-step lesson instructions, student workbooks and tests. After all, we are teaching in a multi sensory way.... the way we all learn best!


Have any questions about your student's results?

If you need to confirm your student's level of maths understanding, or what you need to focus on with your student to fill in gaps, get in touch with with us and we can help you determine where to start to transform your students maths journey for their entire life!

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