Lalilo has a placement test. During their first session, students spend a few minutes on adaptive exercises that analyze their strengths and areas of growth. Lalilo then places students at a starting lesson that is appropriate for their skill level. Once students have finished the placement test, you can view a student's starting lesson in your teacher dashboard.
If your students also use Star Early Literacy, click here to find out how their Star Early Literacy score will improve the precision of the placement test.
What is the level of the placement test?
The teacher will select the placement test starting point for each student, no matter their class grade.
For instance, a 1st grade student who's a proficient reader can be put as a 2nd grade for the placement test. The level of the placement test will be adjusted according to the answers given by the student.
How long is the placement test?
Students will need about 10–15 minutes to complete the test. Its two parts correspond to the first two yellow dots on the journey map.
Where can I see the test results?
The lessons that have been skipped by the test correspond to the striped tiles on the class dashboard.
You can also check your students' individual reports to see which questions they have seen, and what they have replied.
Once some of your students have started taking the test, you will be able to keep track of who has completed it, who is completing it, and who has not started it yet. To check where they have placed in our progression, go to the Reports, and select the Placement Test Result tab.
In the example below, taken from a 1st Grade class, we see that Michael has performed above his grade level, while Liliana is below her grade level. They will have a different starting point in our progression, to make sure that Liliana can catch up with her classmates, and that Michael will see challenging content.
The test is too difficult
That's actually okay! The artificial intelligence behind Lalilo will use the results to position the student on the appropriate starting lesson, so wrong answers will help to assess their level.
Can a student retake the test?
Yes! If you have the Lalilo Complete version, you can assign a new test to students with the Assignments feature.
Students will take the new test when they log back in, but it will look like regular exercises on their end. On the Dashboard, their validated (green) lessons will remain validated, but their striped tiles will update to reflect the results of the new test. After the test, students will have a new starting point in the Scope & Sequence.
To assign a new placement test:
- Select Assignments, then select Add an assignment.
- Select the student(s) who need to take the test again.
- Select New Placement Test.
- Select Assign.
If you need further information, feel free to submit a Support ticket.