Transition 6 to 7 Cohort – Writing

Data Source: Check-in assessment Year 6 – Writing, Term 3 (previous year).

Updated: Student results are visible based on ERN registration status changes (updated nightly).

Designed for: Principals, school leaders, and teachers can use this report to explore how their new Year 7 cohort performed in the previous Year 6 Check-in writing assessment across eight criteria.

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 the Year 7 cohort performance in the previous Year 6 Check-in assessment across eight criteria as well as by areas of learning, syllabus outcomes, and learning progressions. The report also compares the average writing score for the school and cohort against the State.

It will display students with ‘Enrolled (In Attendance)’ ERN registration status. For students whose status is ‘Applied to enrol’, please use the Interim Transition 6 to 7 Cohort – Writing report.

Note: Students who do not appear in either report did not complete the writing assessment.

What should I look for?

The report provides cohort performance by criteria and area of learning. It allows schools to identify cohort strengths and areas for growth as well as students who may need support to develop specific writing skills. The learning progression indicators can assist you in identifying skills the cohort was able to demonstrate during the assessment.

Notes about Year 6 Check-in Writing

The Year 6 Check-in Writing Assessment:

  • is informative, not persuasive or narrative, because most subjects require explanations.
  • is a formative assessment, not a summative assessment. The overall mark is irrelevant.
  • is diagnostic – it does not rank students in bands or otherwise compare students.
  • focuses on capability, not errors. It identifies the ability demonstrated by the students.
  • focuses on specific criteria linked to the National Literacy Learning Progression, not all writing skills. For example, it does not assess:
    • tense, subject-verb agreement, noun agreement, articles, prepositions or apostrophes of possession.

Diagnostic assessment requires a focus on specific skills. Therefore, indicators in the National Literacy Learning Progression have been identified so that teachers will know exactly what students have or have not demonstrated.

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.

Step 2 is optional and allows for further refining by enrolment type, group type, student group, 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 show all results available under each category.

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 writing cohort performance compared to the State DoE results for participating schools.

The number of students who completed the assessment, alongside the total number of students enrolled for the cohort, is prominently featured on the left of the summary.

The Students without Results table shows details of enrolled students where no Check-in Year 6 data is available for the writing assessment. This table can be exported if required.

A horizontal bar chart displays the average cohort score by Area of Learning, and a column bar chart displays Cohort results by criteria and stage.

Image: An example of Summary

Note: Score 0 and 1 are combined together on the column bar chart.

Criteria Details

This table displays all criteria in the assessment and the cohort’s score to each criterion along with the area of learning, score, % at score, skill description, and syllabus outcome.

Selecting a specific skill description will populate the progression level and progression description in the table next to Criteria Details.

Image: An example of Criteria Details with progression level

Note: A score may be missing for a criterion in the table above when no student has shown skills to achieve it.

Student Responses by Criteria

This table displays a list of students of the selected cohort with scores achieved by writing criteria.

Image: An example of Student Responses by Criteria

Score by Criteria

A radar chart displays cohort scores by criteria (Text Structure, Paragraphs, Ideas and Elaboration, Vocabulary and Technical Language, Cohesion, Sentence structure, Punctuation and Spelling).

Image: An example of the Score by Criteria radar chart

Highlight and hover

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

Hovering over any segment of the graphs will bring up further details.

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’.

Image: Exporting data

Reset to default

If you wish to remove selections you have made and return to the initial view of the report, select the ‘back' button in the top right-hand corner of the report. Then select 'Reset' from the pop-up window.

Image: Reset to default

Need further support?


  • DoE


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Business Unit:

  • Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation
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