Assessments in this section support teachers to know more about students’ literacy and numeracy skills at different stages throughout their schooling. Student responses are mapped to NSW syllabuses and the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions. Feedback from these assessments allow for targeted teaching that meets students’ specific learning needs.

Resources are available to assist teachers to access and analyse assessment feedback, inform teaching and learning and communicate with parents and carers about student progress.

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Transition to Year 7 assessment

The transition to Year 7 assessment replaces Best Start Year 7 from 2023.

Check-in assessment

Reading and numeracy assessments available for students in Years 3 to 9.

Best Start Kindergarten Assessment

A literacy and numeracy assessment for kindergarten students.

Interview for Student Reasoning

Assessments to support monitoring and feedback of numeracy skills.

Phonics diagnostic assessment

An on-demand assessment tool available to both primary and secondary teachers.

Phonological awareness diagnostic assessment

An on-demand assessment tool available to both primary and secondary teachers.

Spelling diagnostic assessment trial

A paper-based assessment assessing the ability to coordinate all three word forms when spelling.

Stage based assessment

Stage snapshots and short assessments to support monitoring and feedback of literacy and numeracy skills.

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

A short assessment that tells teachers how students are progressing in phonics

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