FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)

Our FAQs contain an assembled set of questions and corresponding answers addressing topics of common interest to the Turning Point community.If you have questions that should be added please feel free to use our contact us page and form to submit them.

Computer Adaptive Tests (CAT) are dynamically customized for each student and are able to match the knowledge and ability of a test taker. The tests adjust the difficulty of questions based on the student’s response. If a student answers a question correctly, the next question can be made harder; if a student answers incorrectly, the next question can be made easier. The advantage of this is that the tests:

  • provide more reliable information about what students know—especially those at the very low and high ends of the spectrum.
  • give teachers the opportunity to adjust their instruction more quickly based on the results and provide information on what instruction is needed.
  • provide comprehensive assessment, which educators use to determine what students have learned at the end of a unit, term, or year.
  • can be used to identify students who may need specialized academic support in a specific skill or subject area, such reading, writing, or math.
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