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Placement Centre

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The Placement Centre is the first part of the three-part CARS & STARS series. It is used to assess the child's reading comprehension and then place them in the correct CARS Level.

Please note: CARS & STARS is based on reading comprehension level, not year level. Children in the same year level may have different levels of comprehension. Therefore, children that are in the same class can be in different CARS & STARS levels. The Placement Centre evaluation ensures the child is on the correct level for their ability.

The child will be able to change their recommended placement level if necessary.

  1. Before the child begins the Placement Test they will be assigned a starting level based on their year level.
  2. The child is told to check with their parent to make sure that their initial placement level is suitable.
  3. The parent can instruct their child to change their initial placement level from the dropdown menu.
  4. The child then begins the test to determine their actual reading level by clicking on Start Test.
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