Victorian government schools currently access assorted assessment tools and data from different places, which can complicate or deter effective assessment practices. Recognising this and the costs associated with developing and maintaining stand-alone systems, the Department embarked on the creation of a single platform where current and new assessments could be housed and combined with a robust data analytics layer.
The Department conducted a Request for Information and Proof of Concept to understand existing market capabilities. This research provided evidence that there was a competitive global market for assessment products and the potential to procure pre-existing and proven capability, minimising cost and risk of bespoke development and enabling technology re-use.
As a result, the Insight Assessment Platform was established by the Department to consolidate current assessments onto a single platform aimed at delivering the following benefits:
The Insight Assessment Platform was piloted in 2016 with government, Independent and Catholics schools in Victoria. During Term 4, over 1000 assessments were completed and submitted on the Platform. During the pilot, teachers were able to provide feedback, which was then used to further shape the Platform's design and functionality.
School Update (24 January 2017): Online assessment instruments ready for Term 1
RSG News (11 January 2017): Insight Platform ready for new Prep intake
RSG News (15 December 2016): Excitement builds as student assessments get new support
School Update (13 December 2016): New Insight Assessment Platform training
RSG News (30 November 2016): Classroom assessments
School Update (29 November 2017): English Online Interview 2017 assessment period