Best Start Year 7
Students start secondary school with different skills and abilities in literacy and numeracy. It is important that Year 7 teachers have access to information about their new students, to plan their teaching accordingly.
What is Best Start Year 7?
Best Start Year 7 is a new literacy and numeracy assessment package for schools to use in the first five weeks of Year 7. It is designed to:
- provide teachers with consistent and up-to-date information about new students' skills and abilities in literacy and numeracy
- identify students at risk of falling behind
- help inform targeted teaching and intervention strategies.
The assessment package will include links to syllabus, the learning progressions and support material.
Best Start Year 7 has been trialled in a small number of schools in 2018, and will be made available to all NSW secondary schools in 2019.