The Placement Centre is the first part of the three-part CARS & STARS Online. It is used to assess the students' reading comprehension and then place them into the correct CARS & STARS level.
Please note: CARS & STARS Online is based on reading comprehension, not year level. Students in the same year level may have different levels of comprehension. Therefore, students that are in the same class can be placed in different CARS & STARS levels. The Placement Centre evaluation ensures the student is on the correct reading level for their ability.
The student will be able to change their recommended placement level if required.
To change students' recommended placement level:
- Students access the Placement Centre.
- The student will be assigned to their individual placement level based on their year level.
- The student is informed to check with their classroom teacher that their assigned placement level is suitable.
- The classroom teacher can instruct their students to change their placement level from the dropdown menu.
- Click Start Test.