Students given the Pathblazer solution begin with an adaptive screener to determine their grade level, then take a diagnostic pretest at that level to pinpoint exact skill gaps. Students enrolled in Pathblazer see the adaptive screener the first time they log in, so there’s no need to create a special assignment. The screener adapts to the student’s answers by becoming more or less difficult, narrowing in on the student’s current proficiency level. Once students have completed their reading or math adaptive screener, they are automatically assigned the appropriate proficiency-level diagnostic pretest + learning path (for Levels 1 – 9; students in Levels Kindergarten and Kindergarten Readiness go directly to a learning path).
The diagnostic pretest provides a deeper objective mapping of their learning path and takes only 30 – 60 minutes.
We recommend that students take the screener in one sitting and the proficiency-level diagnostic pretest in another.