Where can I find the test results?

To check the results, go to your account, choose the Report Page, and then Yearly Dashboard. In the "Metametrics assessment" section you can see two circles and two numbers: PT Quantile score (Placement Test) and MY Quantile score (Mid-Year Test). The number shown in the Growth (Q) is the difference between the MY and PT Quantile scores, the Math Growth.

Note! The exact Quantile score is shown only to premium users. Users without premium access see colored dots indicating whether a student’s assessment performance is on grade level or below grade level.

There are four possible categories that children may fall into based on their scores:

  • Students who are far below the grade-level readiness (red dot)

  • Students who are below the grade-level readiness (pink dot)

  • Students who are on grade-level (light blue dot)

  • Students who exceed grade-level readiness (dark blue dot)

Can I see student responses on the test?

Because Happy Numbers uses MetaMetrics to determine Quantile measures, 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?

Some of your students who were working below their grade level may be given a new placement after the Mid-Year Test. This happens if the results of the Mid-Year Test in Quantiles correspond to the point in the Happy Numbers curriculum that is higher than the student's current point. For example, if your 2nd grader was working in the middle K curriculum and showed high results on the Mid-Year Test, he/she may be moved to the beginning or to the middle of grade 1 depending on the score. In rare cases, such students can be moved to the beginning of grade 2 if they scored more than 250Q on the Mid-Year Test. However, we don't place students higher than 1.5 grades more than their current point in the curriculum and higher than the middle of their grade. You can see how a student’s score matches our curriculum here.

If we change a student’s placement, and some topics are skipped in the process, you will see a red arrow on the Yearly Dashboard.

How can I evaluate math growth?

For each grade level, we have separated out groups of students based on their Placement Test Quantile scores. You can see the expected growth for each student group in Quantiles here. For a quick check, look at the circle near the Quantile score: we expect students to show growth in Quantiles (50-150Q depending on the grade and the Placement Test result) and not move to another group of students (from on grade to below grade, for example).

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. Parents helped with the Placement Test. Many students took the test at home due to the Covid-19 situation. Unfortunately, some parents solved the test with their children, believing that they were helping them learn. In this case, students' results on PT can be extremely high, but the Mid-Year Test shows their real level.

  2. Students were overwhelmed. 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.

  3. Students scored very high on the Placement Test. If your student's test results match the "Exceeds" level, it means that his/her Quantiles score is well above average. The Mid-Year Test may show a slightly lower score for a variety of reasons - inattention, feeling unwell, fatigue. But if his/her score still matches the "Exceeds" level on the chart, you have nothing to worry about.

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.

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