A diagnostic level of 500 in a strand represents a readiness to begin working on fifth-grade level skills. If a student’s number is 550, it indicates the student is halfway through the fifth-grade level. A 750 indicates the student is halfway through the seventh-grade level.
When a student has a range of numbers for a strand, encourage them to keep using the Continuous Diagnostic to hone in on their exact level. When the student’s level is represented as a circle with a single number next to it, their exact level has been revealed.