Mathematics Online Interview

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

The Mathematics Online Interview provides teachers with powerful information about early numeracy skills to use when planning to meet student learning needs.

2017 Key information

To access the Mathematics Online Interview (MOI), see: Insight Assessment Platform

Enhancements have been made to interview questions to enrich the assessment data. For more information regarding the enhanced questions and new resources, see: 

About the Mathematics Online Interview

The Mathematics Online Interview is used by teachers in a one-on-one interview situation to determine students’ existing mathematical knowledge in relation to growth points. Analysis of the responses provides teachers with powerful information to use when planning to meet student learning needs.

The interview was developed as part of the Early Numeracy Research Project (1999-2001). The interview consists of appropriate hands-on assessment tasks where students demonstrate mathematical understanding and preferred strategies for solving increasingly complex tasks.

To access the Mathematics Online Interview, see: Insight Assessment Platform

Mapping the Interview to the Victorian Curriculum

The following document links tasks from the Mathematics Online Interview to the Early Numeracy Research Project (ENRP) Growth Points, the achievement standard, content description and levels Foundation to 5 of the Victorian Curriculum F-10: Mathematics where applicable:

School user guide

Acomprehensive manual to support users of the Interview to conduct the interview, and print student profiles:

Interview checklist and new resources

The following document lists the equipment and support material required for each section of the interview. Some materials will need to be prepared before the interviews commence:

Viewing historical data on the Insight Assessment portal

Follow the instructions below to view MOI historical data for assessments made prior to 2017:

Interview starting points

When interviewing a student who has a current interview record, teachers should start at tasks which are suitable to the students’ developmental level based on their performance through the previous interviews. The following document can assist teachers to decide on appropriate starting points for each student:

I have done the Interview, now what?

This resource links the Mathematics Developmental Continuum teaching strategies with appropriate tasks from the Mathematics Online Interview:

Mathematics Online Interview prior to 2017

For information relating to the Mathematics Online Interview prior to 2017, including detail on each question in the Interview, preparation and how to administer and links with research, see:

Interview points of growth

This resource contains the points of growth which provide a profile of mathematical skills and understandings in the sections of the Interview conducted:

Observation notes

To access a number of observation notes to support teachers in targeting their observations whilst conducting the Interview, see:

These observation notes will be particularly helpful for teachers using the Interview for the first time. For each section in the Interview there is an outline of behaviours to watch out for, notes on special materials and task instructions, as well as sample student responses.