A "Test only missing standards" test will only test students on standards that the student has not yet mastered. As such, the "Test only missing standards" test takes much less time than a complete placement test. For example, if a student has 100% proficiency in grades one through three and has 90% proficiency in 4th grade, and 40% proficiency in fifth grade, the interim test will start with the standards comprising the missing 10% of skills in fourth grade and then continue with the remaining 60% missing skills in fifth grade.

A “Full placement test" is the same as the initial placement test. The complete test is adaptive, which means the test quickly assesses skills in early grades that a student has mastered and only "dives down" into more detailed assessments in areas a student does not know well.