What is Doodle Placement?
Doodle Placement is Doodle's way of identifying your child's current level of learning, by identifying gaps in their knowledge, and then using this information to create a personalized work program for your child.
Who needs to complete a Doodle Placement?
When your child logs into their Doodle account for the very first time, they'll need to complete a Doodle Placement.
Children with a starting age under the age of 4.5 will go through two sets of five questions
Children with a starting age of under 5.5 will go through four sets of five questions
Children with a starting age of 5.5-7.5 will go through eight sets of five questions
Children with a starting age of 7.5 and above will go through ten sets of five questions
What does my child need to do to complete their Doodle Placement?
At the beginning of the Doodle Placement, your child will first need to confirm their birth month and year.
Next, your child will be asked to select how confident they feel with math, with the confidence rating starting at 1 for 'least confident' and ending at 5 for 'most confident'.
Your child is now ready to begin their first Doodle Placement exercise by tapping on the purple, Placement icon within their Learning Zone. Please refrain from helping your child complete their Placement. Children must work independently on the Placement to allow the app to fully understand your child's strengths and weaknesses and not the strengths and weaknesses of anyone else.
Finally, after each Doodle Placement exercise is completed, your child will be asked if the questions they received in this particular exercise were 'too hard', 'too easy' or 'just right'.
What happens at the end of my child's Doodle Placement?
At the end of your child's Doodle Placement, your child will be placed into the curriculum at a point where the child has shown a gap in their learning. Math is a subject where advancing through the curriculum relies on building on foundations or earlier knowledge, which is why Doodle focuses on filling learning gaps and ensuring children are comfortable with basic concepts.
What information and Placement data can parents expect to see within their Families Dashboard account?
Throughout your child's Doodle Placement you can begin to track their progress within your Families Dashboard account.
Analyze > Effort
Here you'll be able to see how many Placement exercises your child has completed each day. Simply hover over a column in the graph to see a breakdown of the work completed on that date.
Please note: you will not be able to view how many DoodleStars your child has earned in their Placement until the final Placement exercise is completed. DoodleStars for earned throughout all exercises in the Placement will be awarded at the completion.
Analyze > Understanding
It is important to note that you will not be able to see any data for Placements that are still in progress. Once your child has completed their Doodle Placement, you can view your child's current level of understanding for the common core standards.
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