Seeing your students develop their math skills is fascinating. Tracking their progress throughout the school year helps inform teaching decisions. For these reasons, we have introduced a mid-year assessment into our program.
The Mid-Year Test starts being accessible on the platform between November 30th and February 15th to students who completed the Placement Test more than 60 days ago. It comprises 20 multiple-choice items for each grade level and covers the skills and concepts associated with the Happy Numbers curriculum for the previous grade level.
By default, the Mid-Year Assessment is not activated for your class because we know how many other tests and assessments your students have to take already. However, if you are interested in it, you can activate it in your Control Panel tab by ticking the checkbox next to MID-YEAR TEST. When activating, you can choose the time window for the assessment to show up in student accounts. Worth mentioning, the time window should deal only with the period between November 30th and February 15th.
When your students log into their account, they will see the assessment instead of their usual progress bar. No worries! Their progress won’t be lost following the assessment -- everything will switch back to the standard view once they complete the test. The way the Mid-Year Test invitation looks depends on the grade level. You can see what each level looks like below:
In case you are not satisfied with the test results for a good reason, there is always the option to reset it within a month after the test is taken. It might be useful if a student feels sick or lost in a way while taking the test. Find more about test result discrepancies in our article Why do results on the Mid-Year Test differ greatly from the Placement Test?
Happy Numbers uses Mid-Year Test results to adjust student learning pathways for those performing above grade level but will not downgrade students with low scores (placement map here).
This Assessment doesn’t provide instant feedback, so it’s time for students to test their knowledge. We highly recommend that students should take the test on their own without any extra assistance provided. It will help nothing but detect weak spots, work on them, and boost the knowledge.
Happy learning and testing!