The progress bar indicates your progress in completing the current test, measured by the number of learning objectives tested. When you have demonstrated either mastery or a knowledge gap on all of the learning objectives in this test, the test will end.
The progress bar gives you a general view of the amount of material you have covered and how much you have ahead of you before the test is over. But because it operates on "number of learning objectives tested" rather than "number of questions answered" or "questions answered correctly", it does NOT indicate:
- how many questions are on the test
- how many more questions you will need to answer
- how many questions you got right or wrong
- how well you are doing on the test
- anything about your score or mastery level
Each test can vary in total length depending on how it was designed by your institution. Tests are also adaptive, which means that there will be more or fewer questions depending on whether you get certain questions right or wrong. Some questions address more learning objectives than others, so the progress bar will not advance evenly.
The tracking of test progress will vary from one test to another and from one student to another because EdReady is a highly individualized learning and testing experience.
Most institutions require you to complete an initial diagnostic when you first start using EdReady in order to personalize your EdReady study path and provide appropriate topics to study to reach your goal.
This is not a high-stakes, pass-or-fail test, but rather it helps EdReady know your strengths and weaknesses so that your study path can be customized for you. As a result of your diagnostic test, you are only served the content you need to study in order to reach the target score set by your school. It is technically impossible to reach your target score simply by taking the initial diagnostic test.