How can I evaluate Mid-Year test results?

In this article, learn where to find results of the Happy Numbers Mid-Year Test, how to interpret them, and how to reset the test if needed.

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Where can I find the test results?

To access the results, go to your account, select the Report Page, and then the Yearly Dashboard. In the "Benchmark Assessments" section, you will find two circles and two numbers corresponding to:

  • BOY score (Beginning-of-Year test score) and

  • MY score (Mid-Year test score).

To learn more about how to read the scores, please follow this link.

The number in the Growth column represents the difference between the MY and BOY scores, indicating the Math Growth.

In addition to the specific scores, you will see colored dots indicating how a student’s assessment performance compares to their grade level.

There are four possible categories that students may fall into based on their score:

  • Students who are far below grade level (pink dot)

  • Students who are below grade level (yellow dot)

  • Students who are on grade level (light green dot)

  • Students who exceed grade level readiness (dark green dot)

Can I see student responses on the test?

As Happy Numbers assessments are powered by The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics, the assessment items must remain confidential. This is to comply with the MetaMetrics privacy policy and maintain the validity of the test.

How can I see changes in student placement?

After the Mid-Year Test, some of your students who were previously working below their grade level may receive a new placement. This happens when the results of the Mid-Year Test align with a point in the Happy Numbers curriculum that is higher than the student's current level.

For example, let's say you have a 2nd grader who was previously working within the middle K curriculum. If they demonstrate significant progress on the Mid-Year Test, they may be moved to the beginning or middle of 1st grade, depending on their score. In rare cases, if the student scores 200 or above on the Mid-Year Test, they may even be placed at the beginning of 2nd grade.

However, it is important to note that we do not place students more than 1.5 grades higher than their current curriculum point or beyond the middle of their grade. You can check how a student's score aligns with our curriculum here.

If a student's placement is changed, resulting in the skipping of certain topics, you will notice an arrow displayed on the Yearly Dashboard.

How can I evaluate math growth?

Having analyzed the data from previous school years, we have developed growth expectations based on the category the student falls into according to their Placement Test result. The table below shows the expected growth from BOY to MY and BOY to EOY for students who completed at least 132 tasks on Happy Numbers during the school year and started using Happy Numbers no later than September 30th.

As a reference, please note that in the Happy Numbers scoring system, a growth of 50 points is approximately equivalent to half a year of curriculum growth.

Placement Test Level

Expected growth (BOY to MY)

Expected growth (BOY to EOY)

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Why might a student have a lower score on the Mid-Year Test?

Sometimes you see negative growth. This could have happened for various reasons. Here are the most common ones:

  1. A student received assistance from parents or older siblings during the Placement Test. In this case, the Placement Test results can be extremely high, but the Mid-Year Test shows the real level.

  2. Students didn’t do their best during the Mid-Year Test. We try to make our content as friendly as possible, but for a variety of reasons, students can get overwhelmed, bored, or tired when taking the test and just click on any answer. In this case, it is best to reset the test. Learn how to do so below.

How do I reset the test?

In case you are not satisfied with the test results for a good reason, there is always the option to reset it within 14 days after the test is taken. To do so, go to the Assessment tab located in the Reports section and click the Reset button opposite the name of the student who needs to take the test again.

How can I view the Mid-Year Test results in Quantiles?

Happy Numbers assessments are powered by The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics, and Quantile measures for test results are also available for each student. If you want to see the results on this scale, just reach out to us at Please note that the specific Quantile measures are available only to Premium users. For additional information on evaluating Happy Numbers assessment results using Quantiles, please visit this link.

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