Transition to Year 7 assessment

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

About the assessment

The Transition to Year 7 assessment is an optional tool to support individual students to transition from Year 6 to Year 7.

There are two assessments:

  • literacy
  • numeracy

Each assessment is designed to be quick to administer, consisting of 40 multiple choice questions.

Student assessment feedback is available to teachers through Scout shortly after each assessment is submitted.

2023 assessment window

The Transition to Year 7 assessment will be available in Term 1 to students in department schools who did not complete Check-in assessments in Semester 2, 2022..

The assessment will be available on request during an extended assessment window (Week 3 to Week 10).

Schools have the flexibility to schedule and complete each assessment anytime during the assessment window to suit school and timetabling needs. The scheduling of assessments may be staggered and students do not need to sit all the assessments at the same time

How do schools participate?

Details will be available in Term 4, 2022.

Technical requirements

The Transition to Year 7 assessment can be administered on the following devices; laptop, desktop PC, Chromebook, Android tablet and iPad (not iPad mini).

Headphones or earphones are required as audio files are available for various aspects of the assessments.

No locked down browser is required to administer the assessment.

More information

Department schools

Catholic NSW and Australian Independent Schools NSW

  • Contact your sector representatives

Parents, carers and families

  • If you have any questions about the assessment, please speak to your school.
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