Each student that receives a new LoveMath™ account is presented with an initial Placement Assessment. Completing the Placement Assessment allows the student to begin learning at a point in the LoveMath™ curriculum that provides just the right amount of challenge. Below is a sample placement by learning path (or domain) and grade.
Follow the steps below or watch the video to the right.
Sample placement by learning path (or domain) and grade.
The Placement Assessment starts at the default grade provided by either the teacher or the parent.
LoveMath™ records the default grade during the following three processes:
1. When class information is uploaded into a teacher’s LoveMath™ account by GPA LEARN’s Support
2. When a teacher creates a brand new student account in their class
3. When a parent selects the grade level during the initial purchase of LoveMath™
STARTING THE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT
The first time a student logs into their account, they will see the LoveMath™ character “Ada”, who will introduce the placement assessment and take them to their first set of questions.
Note: Teachers, co-teachers and parents do not see this introduction.
The Placement Assessment for LoveMath™ is broken down into 5-question modules. The student is assessed in each of the 3 learning paths (or domains) to determine an accurate placement within the program.
NOTE: A student may select the sentences displayed on the screen to have the character read the questions for them.
HOW DOES THE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT WORK?
Each student is tested in 3 different modules in the default grade in each path. Based on how the student performs on the module questions determines whether they will be presented with the next set of questions in the current path, from a more advanced path or questions from the previous grade. The same process is repeated for the 2nd and 3rd paths.
Once the student completes the placement assessment, they are presenting with lessons that complement their current knowledge level. These lessons may even be from different grades per path.
NOTE: Only parents, teachers and co-teachers are able to view the results of the placement assessment.
HOW TO SKIP A PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT
To skip a Placement Assessment, a teacher (or parent) selects the LEARN tab and then SKIP PLACEMENT. A teacher may skip the Placement Assessment for just each individual students or the entire class.
NOTE: Skipping the Placement Assessment will automatically place the student at the beginning of the default grade.
HOW TO RESTART or RETAKE A PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT
The Placement Assessment may be restarted for a student if they need to retake it or if the placement assessment was previously skipped.
To restart a Placement Assessment, select the LEARN tab, then choose the OVERVIEW option in the VIEW dropdown menu. Finally, select RETAKE ASSESSMENT. Restarting or retaking a Placement Assessment does not replace progress a child has made with lessons. If a child has worked on lessons, retaking the placement assessment will either advance them through the map or keep them at their current point of progress.