Best Start Kindergarten Resources

Fact sheet

The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment - Information for schools fact sheet (PDF 117KB0 (staff only) outlines the revised Best Start Kindergarten Assessment and answers frequently asked questions.

Implementation checklists

The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment - Principal checklist (PDF 97KB) (staff only) identifies tasks to be carried out by schools prior, during and post the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment window.

The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment - Administration checklist (PDF 94KB) staff only) identifies essential administration activities to be completed prior to commencing the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment.

Administration guide

The Best Start Kindergarten Administration guide (PDF 1.63MB (staff only) to assist teachers to administer the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment. Please note: For Best Start Kindergarten 2020, all schools will continue to use the 2019 version.

Supplementary guide

The Best Start Kindergarten supplementary guide (PDF 414.27KB (staff only) should be used when teachers cannot make the necessary accommodations and adjustments to gather sufficient information about students during the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment. Please note: For Best Start Kindergarten 2020, all schools will continue to use the 2019 version.

Online tool

Teachers administer the assessment using the online tool for entering student responses. The online tool will be available via the Assessing Literacy and Numeracy website (ALAN) at the beginning of 2020.

Forms for recording responses offline are available for download where required (staff only). Please note that these forms may only be used in specific circumstances.

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