What is baseline assessment mode?
When a child first starts using Doodle, our clever algorithm, Proxima™, will ask them a series of questions to determine their current level and confidence. This helps Doodle to create them a unique work programme tailored to their strengths and weaknesses.
How to complete baseline assessment mode
The number of questions a child is asked in baseline assessment mode will depend on their age and the programme they’re using:
- Children over the age of five and a half will be asked eight sets of five questions
- Children under the age of five and a half will complete the baseline assessment if they rate themselves as being confident in maths. Those who don’t will be given a starting point in the programme based on their age and current confidence level in maths.
In DoodleEnglish and DoodleSpell:
- Children over the age of five and a half will be asked six sets of five questions
- Children under the age of five and a half won’t go through baseline assessment mode. Instead, they’ll be given a starting point in the programme based on their age and confidence level in English.
To start the baseline assessment process, create a Doodle account or log in to your existing parent account and add a new child from the home screen.
After having a go at a few sample exercises, your child will be asked their first set of questions.
Encourage them to work independently and to keep going, even if they find things a little challenging — this is simply Doodle’s way of working out their strengths and weaknesses. Receiving help at this stage may cause their work to be incorrectly assessed, leading to the programme becoming too challenging.
After completing the first set of questions, they’ll be taken to Doodle’s hub, the Learning Zone. They can start the next set of exercises in the calibration by pressing the purple Baseline icon when they’re ready.
After the baseline assessment has been completed, a green New icon will appear in the Learning Zone. This means that Doodle has finished creating them a personalised experience!
You can see how your child is getting on at any point by visiting the Parent Dashboard.