Primary assessment tools
Outcome tracking tools
These outcome tracking tools support teachers to track the coverage of syllabus outcomes that have been addressed in teaching and learning. This may also support schools to identify outcomes that have been taught against those planned outcomes outlined in the school’s scope and sequence.
Specific assessment tasks
- Phonological awareness diagnostic assessment
- The phonological awareness diagnostic assessment is a quick online assessment that assesses a student’s phonological awareness skills.
- Learning areas: literacy.
- Phonics diagnostic assessment
- The Phonics diagnostic assessment is a quick online assessment that assesses a student’s phonic knowledge.
- Learning areas: literacy.
- Interview for student reasoning – number and place value
- The IfSR-NP enables a teacher to gain insight into how students apply their mathematical understandings of number and place value.
- Learning areas: numeracy.
- Mathematics diagnostic tasks
- Assessment resources for numeracy across the curriculum.
- Learning areas: numeracy, mathematics.
- Check in assessments
- An online reading and numeracy assessment for students in Years 3 to 9.
- Short assessments
- Quick quizzes that can support monitoring and feedback of student literacy and numeracy skills
Assessment activity templates
- Gallery walk - A gallery walk engages all students in the feedback and reflection process.
- Learning portfolios - Students can upload files, images, record their voice and write reflections. Teachers may annotate learning portfolios.
- Learning logs - Also known as RIQ (recall, insights, and question), learning journals, learning diaries
- Quick, write - A quick writing process where students respond to a question and then share responses.
- Mini whiteboards - Students write responses and the whole class displays their boards.
- Exit tickets - Quickly identify and analyse students' conceptual understanding.
- Peer feedback - Students use clear assessment criteria or a simple framework to review peers' work.
- Rubrics - Use criteria to communicate and evaluate students' quality of learning.
- Learning intentions and success criteria - Explicit learning objectives and goals for student achievement.
- Designing test items - Students design questions with correct answers about what they have been learning.
- ABCD cards - Students answer multiple choice questions by choosing the A, B, C or D card.
- Quiz programs - Students attempt questions that test knowledge about a topic.
- Polya questioning - Questioning method incorporating a four-step problem-solving technique.
- What did we learn today? - Students are supported to reflect on learning goals using prompts.
- What's the question? - Students formulate questions based on key terms and content.