Check-in assessment

What is the Check-in assessment?

The Check-in assessment is an optional online reading and numeracy assessment for students.

It includes two online assessments:

  • reading assessment
  • numeracy assessment

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

Schools that use the Check-in assessment have the flexibility to schedule the assessment to best suit their school and student needs during the assessment window.

The Check-in assessment can supplement existing school practices to identify how students are performing in literacy and numeracy and to help teachers tailor their teaching more specifically to student needs.

The assessments are mapped to the NSW Syllabuses and National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions.

Feedback from the Check-in assessments, including links to teaching strategies are available in Scout. Student assessment information is also mapped against the learning progressions and can be accessed in PLAN2.

Professional learning

The Check-in assessment package is supported with resources and professional learning to assist schools to administer the assessments, analyse assessment feedback and plan for teaching. This includes:

  • a range of online professional learning
  • a user-guide containing information and instructions on how to prepare for and administer the assessment
  • strategies to identify areas to focus attention
  • teaching strategies to address these areas

How can schools opt in?

The Check-in assessment is now closed. There may be further opportunities to participate in 2021.

If you have any questions, please email

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