Based on each type of learner, we recommend assigning either the Starter, Intermediate, Advanced, ELL, or ELL Starter, all of which adequately test skills for the appropriate standards. After each diagnostic is completed, Quill generates recommended activities for individual students. 

For students new to Quill and familiar with the English language, we recommend the Starter Diagnostic, to check for any learning gaps within the basic building blocks of grammar.

For learners struggling with subject-verb agreement, articles, commas, prepositions, and commonly confused words, we recommend using the ELL Starter Diagnostic. The ELL Starter Diagnostic is also appropriate for all English language learners who are fairly new to the English language. 

If your students are comfortable with all the skills in the ELL Starter Diagnostic, you can have them take the ELL Diagnostic as a next step.

For more details on the differences between the diagnostics, check out this article.

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