From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
Assessment is integral to the teaching and learning cycle to continue improving student outcomes across the Education State.
It involves the ongoing process of capturing, analysing and interpreting data about students’ progress and achievement to improve learning.
Insight Assessment Platform
As part of the Education State, assessment tools are now available on the Insight Assessment Platform. The platform hosts new and existing assessment tools available via computer, mobile and small screen devices. It also provides enhanced reporting functionality to assist teachers to produce more targeted reports and monitor learner progress and development.
English Online Interview (EOI)
The English Online Interview (EOI) is a powerful online tool for assessing the English skills of students from Foundation to Level 2. It assesses students across the three modes of English in the Victorian Curriculum – Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening. The EOI is a one-to-one interview between a teacher and student, using texts and downloadable resources designed specifically for the EOI.
Diagnostic Assessment Tools in English (DATE)
Diagnostic Assessment Tools in English (DATE) was developed in response to the identified need for early literacy intervention and diagnosis in both low and high-achieving students. DATE is directly linked to the English Online Interview via the Insight Assessment Platform. DATE can be used both as a follow up to the English Online Interview or as a stand-alone assessment option at any time of the year.
For more information, see: Diagnostic Assessment Tools in English (DATE)
Abilities Based Learning and Education Support (ABLES)
A highly effective and unique curriculum assessment and reporting tool that allows teachers to assess students’ with disabilities readiness to learn, generates reports that help to plan for personalised learning, provides guidance material and strategies to help teach students based on their individual learning needs, with links to the appropriate curriculum level and resources and tracks student progress and achievements.
On Demand Testing English and Mathematics
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. Both general ability tests and topic-specific assessments are provided. It is a time-saving tool that can be administered to a single student and/or a whole class.
Tools for Enhancing Assessment Literacy for Teachers of English as an Additional Language (TEAL)
The TEAL suite of resources supports high-quality assessment practices for teachers of English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners in Years 3-10. The TEAL resources can support teachers and schools to:
- use diagnostic assessment tools to accurately assess EAL learners' speaking and listening, reading and writing skills
- design, plan and implement successful units of work
- facilitate an effective whole school approach to improving the assessment of EAL learners.
Since June 2017, a number of new resources to support the assessment of EAL students have been added to the online assessment resource centre, including updated writing tasks and new annotated units of work for primary and secondary students.
For more information, see: Tools to Enhance Assessment Literacy (TEAL)
The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an important part of the suite of assessments used by leaders and teachers in schools across Australia. NAPLAN produces data essential for whole-school planning and for relaying student progress in literacy and numeracy to parents and families, in a summative report.
For more information, see: National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a survey administered to 15 year old students in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries assessing their ability to apply their knowledge and skills to real-life problems and situations. It is a measure of students' performance in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy and problem solving. This website provides background information on PISA and Australia’s participation in this international program for policy-makers, government officials, educators, parents, students and the media.