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CARS: Diagnostic Assessments

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The assessment is an interactive reading test. To start off the reading test, students will read the story that is provided and answer all of the questions. Once they have answered all of the questions, the Submit button will be highlighted in green and the students will be able to submit their reading tests. If students are unsure of the answers and would like to read the passage again, they can return to the passage by clicking on the Return button.

Please note: When answering the questions, student do not need to wait for the grey bubble to turn to orange, as the system will automatically and progressively save for them. If you experience any difficulty when clicking on the Submit button, please refresh the page.

The size of the text can be adjusted by clicking on the A+ for a larger font size or A- for a smaller font size, both located just above the story.

By default, the application will use the High Performance Mode. However, if the students experience any performance issues, it is recommended that the students go to their My Account section. To go to the My Account page, they will need to click on the Return to Your Progress Chart, and click on the sidebar menu on the left hand side.

High Performance Mode

By utilising High Performance Mode, the tests appear as a side-scrolling, overlaid view. Upon answering each item, students can proceed to the next question by either clicking on the right arrow or swiping to the right, and to go to the previous questions, the students can either click on the left arrow or swipe to the left. The High Performance Mode is intended for newer devices, as it may consume more computer resources in comparison to the Low Performance Mode.

Grey bubbles below the question refer to the number of questions in that test. The bubbles will be coloured in orange when an answer is selected. The student will also know if they have missed answering a question by looking at the colours, and they can easily jump to that question by clicking on the greyed out bubbles. 

Low Performance Mode

Low Performance Mode is designed to cater to outdated devices and browsers, and boost performance. This is achieved by disabling certain on-screen visual effects and displaying the reading test in a one-page format.

On the right hand side, you will be able to view the side navigation, presented with grey bubbles that are equivalent to the number of questions. The grey bubbles will be coloured in orange when an answer has been selected, otherwise they will be grey in colour. If the student has missed a question, they will be able to easily jump to that question by clicking on the grey bubbles in the side navigation.

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