English Online Interview

​The English Online Interview is an 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 F-10 – reading, writing and speaking and listening.

The interview is one-to-one between a teacher and student, using texts and downloadable resources. Teachers record each student’s responses directly onto the online system. This data is used to generate reports that provide an overview of student achievement and diagnostic information to inform program planning and resource allocation.

Access the interview via: Insight Assessment Platform

Assessment period

The English Online Interview is mandatory for Foundation (Prep) students in Victorian government schools and must be conducted between the start of Term 1 (Monday 31 January 2022) and Friday 4 March 2022.

Schools can use Modules 2, 3 and 4 of the English Online Interview during the Term 1 assessment period and throughout the year.


The guide includes advice and instructions for setting up and preparing for the interview.

It includes:

  • module selection recommendations for each year level and an overview of scoring for each of the modules
  • information about how the scoring is aligned to the Victorian curriculum
  • information on interpreting interview reports.

English Online Interview guide

English Online Interview guide

Resources to support the English Online Interview

Online learning course: Analysing EOI data to improve literacy outcomes 

The analysing EOI data to improve literacy outcomes online learning course is designed for teachers using:

  • English Online Interview (EOI)
  • Diagnostic Assessment Tools in English (DATE)
  • and other Department resources that identify literacy learning difficulties in young students. 

This learning program will: 

  1. support you to interpret, identify, measure and address capability gaps
  2. provide you with information about the causes of early literacy difficulties
  3. demonstrate how data from assessments such as the English Online Interview can help to identify students with literacy learning difficulties, 
  4. inform you about some of the other tools, resources and supports available to teach students who need additional support.


Technical assistance is available for schools via the service gateway

Provide as much information about the issue as possible including name, school and campus number. Screen shots displaying error messages should also be provided where possible.

For general, non-technical enquiries, email: studentlearning@edumail.vic.gov.au