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How to Score and Use the Assessments

Score the test using the answer key that accompanies it. Use the Mastery Table to determine whether your student mastered the first test taken. Then follow the directions A or B below to decide which additional tests your student should take.

Download and print the Score Sheet to help you keep track of your scores.

Mastery Table
 

Test Number Score
Assessment 1 – 6 13 or more problems correct
Assessment 7 – 8 28 or more problems correct
Assessment 9 – 13 32 or more problems correct
Assessment 14 – 15 31 or more problems correct
Assessment 16 32 or more problems correct


A. Student DID NOT Master the First Placement Assessment

If your student did not master the first placement assessment you administered, give the next lower numbered assessment. If your student does not receive a mastery score on this assessment, take the next lower numbered assessment. Move backward one assessment at a time until your student achieves a mastery score. Then use the Placement Table below to determine the best placement for your student.

Note: If your student did not master Assessment 1, we recommend kindergarten, semester 1.

Example:
  Mary took Assessment 7 and scored a 19 (not mastered).
  Mary took Assessment 6 and scored a 8 (not mastered).
  Mary took Assessment 5 and scored an 15 (mastered).
  According to the Placement Table below, Mary achieved mastery on Assessment 5 and would be placed in second grade, semester 2.

B. Student DID Master the First Placement Assessment

If your student did master the first placement assessment you administered, give the next higher numbered assessment and continue until the score is below mastery.

Example:
  Mike took Assessment 8 and scored a 30 (mastered).
  Mike took Assessment 9 and scored a 34 (mastered).
  Mike took Assessment 10 and scored a 20 (not mastered).
  According to the Placement Table below, Mike, whose highest level of mastery was Test 9, would be placed in fourth grade, semester 2.

Placement Table
 

Highest Test Mastered K12 recommendation
Test 1 Kindergarten, semester 2
Test 2 First grade, semester 1
Test 3 First grade, semester 2
Test 4 Second grade, semester 1
Test 5 Second grade, semester 2
Test 6 Third grade, semester 1
Test 7 Third grade, semester 2
Test 8 Fourth grade, semester 1
Test 9 Fourth grade, semester 2
Test 10 Fifth grade, semester 1
Test 11 Fifth grade, semester 2
Test 12 Pre-Algebra A, semester 1
Test 13 Pre-Algebra A, semester 2
Test 14 Pre-Algebra B, semester 1
Test 15 Pre-Algebra B, semester 2
Test 16 Algebra

 

Final Steps for K12 Virtual Academy Enrollees

If you haven't already done so, give the Language Arts/English placement tests. After you have given both the Language Arts/English and Math tests, report your student's scores online. You will need to report the scores for all of the assessments you have given, not just the final ones that determined placement.

 

Using the Results of the Placement Assessments

Please keep in mind that these assessments provide just one source of evidence about a student's abilities. To decide on the best grade level, you should also consider information such as:

  • K12 Course Overviews
  • Scores from other tests your student has taken
  • Reports from teachers
  • Previous school's math group placement

Questions? Please review our Placement Test FAQs (PDF) or call 1-888-YOUR K12.

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