Using Diagnostic Pretests

This prescriptive diagnostic test first appears after a student completes the screener. A student who scores at a kindergarten level will not have to take this diagnostic exam. 

Key points about this test: 

  • The standards for the year are broken up into three groups: A, B, and C. 
  • Each group will have a pre- and post- test.
  • There are four to six questions per standard that make up the pre- and post- tests. 
  • A student must score at least a 70% to test out of a standard. 
    • If this is achieved, the student will be automatically bypassed out of the activities aligned to that standard. 
  • Audio of the questions is available for K-2 content only.
  • Once a question has been answered, a student cannot go back and change their answer. 
  • A student can stop the test and continue on at a later time, completing questions they have not seen previously.
  • There is not a time limit for these tests.
  • These cannot be unassigned.




Image Definition
PB-Diagnostic-key_to_icons.png Find a key to all the icons
PB-Diagnostic-email_teacher.png Email teachers in the school 
  Although the teacher does receive the email, no notifications appear for the teacher. To this point, we do not recommend students use this feature.
PB-Diagnostic-question_count.png The question number a student is on out of the total on the test
PB-Diagnostic-audio.png For grades K-2, students can have the question re-read to them by selecting this icon
PB-Diagnostic-continue.png This will go to the next question
PB-Diagnostic-stop.png To end the test

At the completion of the test, a personalized learning path is assigned containing activities based on standards not yet mastered. Students should completed these assignments prior to taking the post-test. The learning path tile will look like the pretest tile, but it will be placed to the right of the pretest. The pretest tile will have Test on it. The tile with the asterisk (*) will show a student where they are in the program.