Assessment

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

Identifying, monitoring and recording a student’s learning progress over time, including their strengths and areas for improvement, provides a comprehensive student learning plan to facilitate personalised, quality learning opportunities.

Assessment tasks

This resource provides practical assessments to support teachers to identify aspects of a student’s reading difficulty. Assessment tasks are provided for four identified areas of reading: letter and letter-sound knowledge, phonological knowledge, word reading and comprehension.

The assessments tasks are aligned to aspects of literacy theory that are typically related to reading difficulties. The tasks can be used in addition to other tools and resources designed to assess and monitor a student’s achievement and progress in reading.

The assessment tasks are age-appropriate and presented within the following age bands to recognise and respond to individual learning needs:

Ages 5-8

Assessment tasks are provided for four identified aspects of reading: letter and letter-sound knowledge, phonological knowledge, word reading and comprehension. For more information, see: Ages 5-8

Ages 9-12

Assessment tasks are provided for three identified aspects of reading: phonological knowledge, word reading and comprehension.For more information, see: Ages 9-12

Ages 13-16

Assessment tasks are provided for three identified aspects of reading: phonological knowledge, word reading and comprehension.For more information, see: Ages 13-16

Diagnostic assessments

 Assess the three modes of AusVELS English: Reading and Viewing, Writing, and Speaking and Listening and include early literacy and monitoring progress tools. For more information, see: Diagnostic Assessment Tools in English