Student Results by Criteria – Writing

The Student Results by Criteria - Writing report provides individual results for a selected student in the cohort who participated in Best Start Year 7.

This report presents a column chart showing summary data and a table with skill descriptions, learning progression and English syllabus identifiers for a student’s scores for the Best Start Year 7 assessment writing criteria.

Schools can use this report to identify areas that individual students were strongest in or had greatest difficulty with and for which they may be in need of additional support.

What does the Student Results by Criteria - Writing report provide?

This report presents information on:

Summary data

  • The far right of the report shows:
    • the date the assessment was undertaken
    • the student’s score
    • the maximum possible score for the assessment
    • the time taken for the student to complete the assessment

Student Score by Criteria

  • This column chart displays the score the student obtained in each criterion
  • Hovering over a  column will display the score, the total for that criterion, and the corresponding syllabus stage observed in the student’s writing.
  • The columns are coloured to identify the stage observed; Stage 1 is  pinkish orange (coral), Stage 2 is yellow, Stage 3 is green, Stage 4 is light blue.
  • Clicking on a column will highlight it and select that information in the table.

Table data

  • The table presents the assessment by criteria, skill description, the student’s score for each criterion, learning progression level, progression indicator description and syllabus outcome identifier.
  • Information in the table can be sorted by clicking on the headings.
  • Use the slicers to filter and analyse the data:
    • Executive Director Group (for EDs)
    • Network Name/Diocese (for Directors)
    • School Name (schools will only see their individual school)
    • Assessment Type
    • Stage
    • Gender
    • Aboriginality
    • LBOTE

How can I use the Student Results by Criteria - Writing report to support my school self-assessment?

The Student Results by Criteria - Writing report will assist the school in identifying the student’s areas of strength and areas needing additional support so that teaching and learning may be targeted to these areas. Use of this report will support reporting against School Excellence Framework elements: Student performance measures and Data skills and use.

What should I look for?

The purpose of Best Start Year 7 is to identify students’ current strengths and areas of need. The Student Results by Criteria – Writing report allows schools to identify areas of greatest strength and areas for improvement for students who participated in the Best Start Year 7 assessment.

Where does this data come from?

Best Start Year 7 Writing assessment

How frequently is data updated?

Student data is included in Scout reports following completion of marking (mid-March).

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