Placement testing your students in preparation for conference
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR PROGRAM TRAINING: We strongly recommend that you administer DI placement tests to your students before registering for program training.
Because the DI programs are oriented toward students’ skill proficiency rather than their age or grade level, it is critical that teachers use the level of the DI programs that corresponds to their students’ current skill level. You can determine which level of the program matches your students’ current instructional needs by administering the placement tests contained in all DI programs.
Please register for the program level your students place into, not the level necessarily associated with the grade you teach. For example, if you are a third grade teacher and your placement test results for reading indicate your students should be placed into level 2, you would register for the level 2 program session, not the grade 3 level.
Test Administration Procedure
You can find the placement tests linked below. Here is the procedure to follow when administering the placement tests:
1. Give students the test that corresponds to their grade level.
2a. If students pass the grade-level test, give them the test for the next-highest level of the DI Program. Continue
testing up a level until students don’t pass the test.
2b. If students fail the grade-level test, give them the test for the next lowest level. Continue testing down a level
until students pass the test.
3. Record the highest level that each student passes on a pdf summary spreadsheet .
4. Register for the session that meets most of your students’ needs.
Repeat the four steps for each DI subject area.