The Placement Centre is both adaptive and repetitive. The administering Parent is able take control and adjust the Repetitive Placement Settings.
To adjust the Repetitive Placement Test Settings:
- Choose Placement Test Settings from Placement Tests.
- Click and drag the Control Knob to change the value of the Placement Test Scale. If you would like a more vigorous test, you can choose 2 otherwise, 1 would be a good starting point. A setting of 2 means that children are required to take two placement tests of the same placement level before the Placement Centre adaptively decides whether the children are required to maintain, move up or move down a placement level.
- Click Submit.
Please note: As defined by the Placement Centre, a child's suitable reading level will be reached when they achieve a 50% to 90% correct response rate. If a child achieves less than a 50% correct response rate on the placement test, the Placement Centre will automatically and adaptively move down one placement level until a recommended reading level is reached. If a child achieves between a 50% to 90% correct response rate, they will be placed at the current placement level. If a child performs exceedingly well and achieves more than 90% correct response rate, the child will continue to move up one placement level until a recommended reading level is reached.
For more information on changing the child's recommended placement level, click here.