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 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 was trialled in a small number of schools in 2018, and made available to all NSW secondary schools in 2019.

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