How Skills Locators work

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For mathematics, language, and vocabulary, Skills Locators identify skills that need work in the selected subject and strand. For reading, they identify the student’s instructional reading grade level for the selected strand.

Mathematics, language, and vocabulary:
The Skills Locator for mathematics and language adapts to find the lowest skills a student may need to work on. Once a student misses a sufficient number of items for a particular skill, that skill is marked as "Needs Work". The Skills Locator continues assessing skills until the requested number of Needs Work skills have been identified.

The Skills Locator for reading adapts to find the highest grade level for which the student gets all questions correct. This grade will be the Instructional grade level. The Skills Locator does not give any statuses for individual skills, however. You can assign a Mastery Check for that grade level to get skill statuses such as “Needs Work” or “Mastered”. See How Reading Mastery Checks identify reading status for a grade level.

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