Results and Item Analysis (Reading and Numeracy)

About this report


Data Source: Check-in assessment

Updated: Daily (during assessment window)

Designed for

Principals, school leaders, and teachers can use this report to explore how the cohort has performed by Domains (e.g. Reading & Numeracy) and view performance compared to school, SSSG, and state. Directors, Educational Leadership, and Executive Directors can view all schools within their network.


How can I use this report?

This report allows schools to analyse cohort performance in each item of the Check-in assessment by stage, syllabus outcomes, and learning progressions. The report compares cohort scores against the school in the first instance and will compare against SSSG (statistically similar school group) and the State once all schools have completed their assessments, and the results have been statistically analysed. Please note that the SSSG may contain different schools from those that would be present in a statewide assessment as the Check-in is an opt-in assessment and does not include all schools in NSW.

More information can be found on the Check-in assessment webpage.

What should I look for?

The report provides cohort performance by individual items and includes item-level details. It allows you to identify cohort strengths and areas for growth as well as students who may need support in specific areas. The learning progression indicators can assist you in identifying skills the cohort was able to demonstrate during the assessment. Schools can use this report to compare students in the school that have completed the assessments to SSSG and state following analysis of the results from all participating schools.

Note: This report extends beyond the initial page view and its entire length can be viewed by scrolling in your browser window.

Using the report

Select the results you want

The slicers at the top of the report allow you to select the results you want to be displayed.

Image: The selection slicers

Step 1 is required for data to be shown in the report. Select a school.

Check you have the scholastic year and domain you wish to view results for, e.g. Year 5, Reading.

Step 2 is optional and allows for further refining by enrolment groups, EAL/D, Gender and/or Aboriginality if you want to do so.

If you do not make any selections in Step 2, the report will continue to show all results available to you under each of these categories.

View the charts

Your selections will automatically be applied to all sections of the report.


This section of the report will provide a quick snapshot of cohort performance compared to statistically similar schools and the State DoE for participating schools in each domain.

Scaled scores are based on a weighted average of items in each domain and compared against the school, SSSG, and State.

The number of students who participated in the assessment, the average time taken and the maximum possible score in the selected area of learning are displayed on the right-hand side of the Summary.

Image: An example of Summary

Performance by Syllabus, Stage & Syllabus Outcome

This bar chart provides the overview of cohort performance by Syllabus (objective of English syllabus and strand of mathematics syllabus), Stage and Syllabus Outcome in each domain for the selected scholastic year:

Image: An example of Performance by Syllabus, Stage and Syllabus Outcome

Cohort % Correct by Question

This section provides 100% column bar chart to display cohort percent of questions (items) correct (and incorrect) for each item in each domain for the selected scholastic year:

Image: An example of Cohort % Correct by Question

Question Details

This table displays all questions in the assessment and the cohort’s % correct response to each question (item) along with item level details, including links to suggested teaching strategies, syllabus outcome, literacy or numeracy learning progression level and indicator description for each domain of the selected scholastic year.

Image: An example of Question Details

Note: Images of specific questions are available for Semester 2 2023 assessments. Some images are not available as they support statistical processes to maintain the reliability of the assessment.


This table displays a description of the responses and feedback on the responses for the item selected for each domain for the selected scholastic year:

Image: An example of Feedback

Student Item Map

This table displays the selected students besides their response (and whether or not it was correct) for all items in the assessment. This not only provides information about which items students answered correctly but also allows for other analysis, such as identifying common incorrect responses. The total number of correct responses is shown on the far right side of the table. Clicking on the three dots, ellipsis, which appears above the Total when you hover there, allows you to sort the students by total correct in ascending or descending order.

Image: An example of Student Item Map

Highlight and hover

You can click on a particular region of the chart to cross-highlight related information throughout the rest of the report.

Image: An example of highlighting

Hovering over any segment of the graph will bring up a brief summary with Syllabus and % of correct or incorrect responses.

Image: An example of hovering for information

Export data

You can download the results in this report for further analysis using the ‘More Options’ tab, which appears when you hover above the top right of some charts. Click on the three dots, or ellipsis, to bring up the menu, then select ‘Export data’.

Screenshot highlighting how to export data for further analysis Screenshot highlighting how to export data for further analysis
Image: Exporting data for further analysis

Reset to default

If you wish to remove selections you have made and return to the initial view of the report, select ‘Reset to default’.

Screenshot showing how to Reset to default Screenshot showing how to Reset to default
Image: Reset all filters to default

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  • DoE

Business Unit:

  • Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation
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