A suite of quality assured assessment tools has been developed to assist practitioners to assess the learning and development progress of learners.
The English Online Interview (EOI) is an online tool to assess the speaking and listening, reading and writing capabilities of students in Years Prep to 2.
The Diagnostic Assessment Tools in English (DATE) are a suite of validated assessment tools designed for use with students between Foundation and Year 4, to enable teachers to gain additional diagnostic information about students’ learning strengths and challenges in English. The DATE can be used to complement findings from the English Online Interview or as standalone assessment tools
The Mathematics Online Interview is an online tool for assessing the mathematical understanding of students in the early years of schooling. The Interview assesses students' knowledge, skills and strategies in relation to key points of growth in the strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry.
The Fractions and Decimals Online Interview is an online tool to support practitioners to assess the mathematical understanding of learners in the Middle Years of schooling.
Abilities Based Learning and Education Support (ABLES) are assessment tools for students with disabilities and additional learning needs that is made up of four assessments that are completed online.
The Online Transition Learning and Development Statement is a tool to assist the consistent sharing and transfer of information between early childhood services, families and schools. The Statement summarises a child's abilities as they start school, identifies their individual approaches to learning alongside their interests and indicates how they can be supported to continue on their learning journey.
The Online TLDS will be available for use in 2018.
The online Reading and Vocabulary assessment for English as an Additional Language students (RVEAL) is currently under development. It is undergoing final validation and testing in schools in Semester 1, 2018. The new assessment instrument is designed for use with EAL students in Years 3 to 10 who are literate in their first language. It will provide teachers with diagnostic information about learners' reading and vocabulary skills and knowledge and an indicative placement of students against the EAL Developmental Continuum P – 10 in the Reading and Viewing mode. RVEAL is one component of the Tools for Enhancing Assessment Literacy for Teachers of EAL students (TEAL) toolkit.
Read more: TEAL
Critical and Creative Thinking Assessments
The Critical and Creative Thinking Assessment Tool has on-demand assessment tasks designed for students in Levels 1 – 10.
Health and Physical Education Assessment Tools
The Health and Physical Education Assessment Tasks are validated assessment tasks developed to cover Health and Physical Education in three stages of schooling: Years 3‐4, Years 7‐8 and Years 9‐10.
On Demand Testing is an online resource for teachers to use when, where and how they choose. Tests are designed to link to curriculum and standards.
The National Assessment Program is the measure through which governments, education authorities and schools can determine whether or not young Australians are meeting important educational outcomes.