Results of the Placement Test are shown in the Assessment Report and Yearly Dashboard, indicating each student’s placement in the Happy Numbers curriculum (either below or on grade level). Dots of different colors indicate the student's level (more on this below). If the student has not yet completed the test, you will see TBD, which means that the test result is yet to be determined.
How does Happy Numbers place students based on the results?
Based on a students' performance on the Placement Test, they receive a test score. To learn more about how to read the scores, please follow this link.
In addition to the specific scores, you will see colored dots indicating how a student’s assessment performance compares with 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)
Students who score below grade level will be placed in an appropriate individualized pathway in which they are ready to receive instruction. Conversely, if students are placed on grade level, they will begin with the first module of their enrolled grade. Students who score above grade level will skip any skills they are proficient at and start at the middle of their enrolled grade pathway, with the next grade level content queued up and ready as students complete the on grade level pathway.
Please note that students are not placed beyond the middle of their grade indicated in the roster, as the Placement Test consists of questions that only measure readiness for the current grade, so we cannot decide to place a student higher than half a grade above.
You can see the detailed placement map and score ranges using the link below: Placement Map.
Can I see student responses on the test?
What should I do if the test results do not seem accurate?
It may occur that the results of the Placement Test don’t accurately reflect a student’s ability. This can happen if a student has an off day or if the student received help from a parent at home. If you notice students struggling with their assignments in Happy Numbers, they might need to retake the Placement Test for more accurate results. In this case, we recommend resetting the test. The reset option is available within a 14-day window. If this option is not available anymore but you want your student to retake the test, don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Another situation where it may be necessary to reset the Placement Test is when a student's score falls within the lowest 1% of the results. In such cases, the student is placed at the lowest possible placement point for their grade with the lowest score for that placement point. These scores could have been influenced by external factors or guessing. Therefore, in such situations, it is recommended to reset the test for these students.
As a teacher, you always have the ability to set a student’s learning pathway regardless of Placement Test results. You can change it on the Manage Curriculum page at any time.
How can I view the Placement 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the particular Quantile measures are available only to Premium users. For additional information on evaluating Happy Numbers assessment results using Quantiles, please visit this link.