The CommonLit Diagnostic can be scheduled through June 2022.
You can schedule a diagnostic for classes between 3rd-12th grades. To do so, visit our Library or go to your Assignments page and click on the "SCHEDULE DIAGNOSTIC" button in the teal diagnostic box. This will take you to the Scheduling page.
From here, you can schedule a diagnostic for one class or multiple classes at a time. Choose the class(es) for which you wish to schedule the test, the class' grade level (NOT reading level), and the test date. If you choose a test date in the future, your students will not see or be able to complete their diagnostic until the test date arrives.
What if my class has students at different grade levels?
It is common, especially in high schools, to have students of multiple grade levels in one class. If your class has students in multiple grade levels, you should assign the test at the grade that applies to most students in the class.
Alternatively, you can create an additional class for students who would otherwise take a diagnostic off of grade level in order to assign them the diagnostic for their grade level. Here's how to get your students to join a second class: How can a student with an existing account add another class code to join my class?
For example, if you wish to see percentiles for your 9th graders who are in a 10th-grade class, you can have them take both the 9th grade and the 10th grade diagnostic. You can then see their percentile compared to other 9th graders across CommonLit on the 9th-grade diagnostic, and you can see their raw score compared to their 10th-grade classmates on the 10th grade diagnostic. Or, you can have them take the 9th-grade diagnostic in their special 9th-grade class and exempt them from the 10th-grade diagnostic on the 10th-grade diagnostic's Performance Date page.
Here's how to exempt students from a Diagnostic at the wrong grade level: How can I exempt students from a Diagnostic?
Finally, if you have students in the same grade level but at different reading levels, we strongly advise you to assign them all the same test at their exact grade level and not at their respective reading levels. This is because the diagnostic was designed as a grade-level assessment to evaluate students in grade-level skills. Thus, the national comparison data you will receive reflects that for students who took the test at their grade level and not at their reading level.
Note: If your district has chosen to purchase Assessments Series in CommonLit School Essentials or CommonLit School Essentials Pro, you will not have access to the Diagnostic feature on CommonLit.org. Instead, you'll be able to collect baseline data through the first assessment in the Assessment Series.