Transition to Year 7 assessment

About the assessment

The optional assessment is for individual students who did not complete Year 6 Check-in assessments in Semester 2 in the previous year.

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.

Assessment window

The assessment is available to department schools on request during Term 1.

Schools have the flexibility to schedule and complete each assessment anytime during the assessment window.

How do department schools participate?

Schools review Scout transition reports to help decide whether individual students might participate in one or both assessments (that is, students who did not complete Year 6 reading and/or numeracy Check-in assessments in Semester 2 in the previous year).

From Week 1, Term 1 updated reports with additional details are available for incoming Year 7 students

Opt in

Schools choosing to participate complete an online opt in form.

Details are available in Week 1 Term 1.

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 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.


  • Teaching and learning


  • Student assessment

Business Unit:

  • Educational Standards
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