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Diagnostic Tests (Grades 3-8)

Overview

  • Diagnostic tests, formerly known as placement or entrance tests, are required for new students enrolling at Enlightium for English and math courses. 

  • The test results reveal strong and weak academic skills based on a student’s previous school performance. The appropriate grade level courses, based on a difficulty level, will then be assigned by the student’s counselor.

  • Diagnostic tests are available on the Ignitia platform.

  • While diagnostic tests are typically assigned to students in grades 3-8, students in grades 9-12 are often required to complete them as well.

Taking the diagnostic tests

  • The diagnostic tests are designed to assess the student’s academic performance. To ensure we obtain an accurate measure of the student’s academic capabilities, we ask that parents not offer assistance or provide tips. 

  • The student may skip a question if they don’t know the answer. Note, teachers do not provide assistance to students while the diagnostic tests are being taken. 

  • Please use the help box to alert us should you become locked out of the test. A member of our team will reassign the questions that were not answered.

Interpreting diagnostic test scores by grade level

  • The scale below outlines the average scores for diagnostic placement tests. Please do not worry if your student scores below average. Our counselors assign courses primarily based on your student’s school academic records and will contact you if needed.

  • Elementary school students: 

  • If tested during 1st semester (testing on the previous year material: 70%-100%)

  • If tested during 2nd semester (testing on the current year material: 40%-50%)

  • Middle school students:

  • If tested during 1st semester (testing on the previous year material: 50%-80%)

  • If tested during 2nd semester (testing on the current year material: 40%-50%)

  • High school students: 

  • If tested during 1st semester (testing on the previous year material: 30%-60%)

  • If tested during 2nd semester (testing on the current year material: 20%-40%)

  • Please remember, the purpose of the diagnostic tests is to help the counselors determine the academic level of the student in English and math and focus on the student’s strengths.

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