The first step to accessing the Octavo library is to complete a beginning of year assessment (BOY) assessment. The assessment will start at a level that is predetermined by the age of the student.
The assessment consists of a reading passage followed by a few questions to assess the understanding of the student. If the student completes the questions successfully he/she will be automatically presented with a more difficult passage. To the contrary, if the passage is too difficult, the student will be presented with an easier passage.
The assessment ends when the student has difficulty answering most of the questions. At that point Octavo directs the student to the advised level of reading. The student will be presented with all the texts from that advised level and below opening a world of exciting reading.