I have heard wonderful things about the Explode the Code curriculum, but I had no idea where to start my 6-year-old daughter. She is an advanced reader and speller, but I want to make sure that she knows all of the phonics rules and the mechanics of the English language, and I know that I just don't remember them all! I was excited to receive the placement test; it was easy to use, and my daughter enjoyed taking the tests. I now have a more accurate picture of what she knows and understands and know where to start her with the curriculum. An added bonus is that I can use this placement test with my other two children when it is time for them to start homeschool studies!