Check-in assessment overview

Overview of the online Check-in reading and numeracy assessments for students in Years 3 to 9, and the writing assessment for Year 6.

An annual assessment for students in Years 3 to 9 in NSW Public Schools. Year 6 also undertake an additional writing assessment.

There are 2 tests, each approximately 50 questions:

  • reading
  • numeracy.

These assessments support the identification of students’ performance in literacy and numeracy and informs next steps in teaching and learning. Feedback is available in Scout and PLAN2, aligned to NSW syllabuses, the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions, and targeted teaching strategies.

For more information, including registration, visit Check-in assessment.

Assessment window

The Check-in assessment is held in Term 3 each year for all students in Years 3 to 9.

Term 3 (Weeks 2 to 5), 2024

Years 7, 8 and 9 complete reading and numeracy assessments.

Term 3 (Weeks 6 to 9), 2024

Years 3, 4 and 5 complete reading and numeracy assessments.

Year 6 completes reading, numeracy and writing assessments.

For other assessment windows, visit Assessment dates.

Support

Real time support is available 8:30 am to 4:00 pm weekdays during the assessment window via Microsoft Teams – DoE Check-in assessment (staff only).

Outside the assessment window, department schools can email checkinassessment@det.nsw.edu.au

Parents and carers should contact their child's school directly.

Category:

  • Teaching and learning

Business Unit:

  • Educational Standards
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