How to set up the test
The End-of-Year Test starts being accessible from April 15th only to students who completed the Placement Test.
By default, the End-of-Year Test is not activated for your class because we know how many other tests and assessments your students have to take already. But when designing the End-of-Year Test, we tried to make it different from a regular test, and our research shows that children think it is a part of our game-like curriculum and do not get frustrated about taking it.
You can activate it in the Assessment section:
go to the Reports tab
activate the assessment by ticking the checkbox next to End of Year Test
use the calendar to choose the start date for the assessment to show up in student accounts
click Set test start date to apply the selected dates. You are good to go!
What will my students see?
When your students log into their accounts, they will see the assessment instead of their usual progress bar. You can see what each level looks like below:
The End-of-Year Test is adaptive and covers the skills and concepts associated with the Happy Numbers curriculum for the previous grade levels. As many math concepts build upon each other, and their number increases with every next grade, the number of items included in the End-of-Year Test slightly differs for different grade levels. The test consists of 20 multiple-choice items for grades PreK-1, 25 items for grade 2, and 30 items for grades 3-5. The test is untimed and usually takes
between 10 and 20 minutes for Grades PreK-1,
between 10 and 30 minutes for Grade 2,
between 20 and 40 minutes for Grades 3-5.
If students don’t finish in one sitting, the test will resume where they left off at their next login.
The End-of-Year Test doesn’t provide instant feedback, so it’s time for students to test their knowledge. We highly recommend that students take the test on their own without any extra assistance provided. This way, the test can detect weak spots, so students can work on them and boost their knowledge.
Why don’t some of my students see the test?
If you have activated the End-of-Year Test and some students don’t see it, this is probably because it hasn’t been 3 days since they completed the Placement Test. According to our methodology and MetaMetrics recommendations, we advise setting the End-of-Year Test at least 90 days after the Placement Test. Otherwise, the result will not be statistically significant.
Will my students stop studying on Happy Numbers after the test?
Your students don't have to stop working on Happy Numbers after taking the End-of-Year Test. After completing the test, students will continue from exactly the same point in the curriculum where they left off, even if they finished midway through an exercise. Access to the product for your students is not disabled until July 1st when the data will be archived before the new school year.
Click here to learn more about how to access and evaluate test results.
We hope this assessment feature helps you finish the school year strong!