Key dates and information

VALID tests and marking key dates for 2021:


VALID 6 and 10 test window:

Term 3, weeks 7 and 8

23 August to 3 September 2021


VALID 6 and 10 school marking window:

Term 3, week 9 to term 4 week 1

8 September to 6 October 2021


VALID 8 test window:

Term 4, weeks 3 and 4

18 October to 29 October 2021


VALID tests and marking key dates for 2020:

VALID Science and Technology 6:

  • Test window: 31 August - 11 September 2020
  • In-school marking window: 16 September - 14 October 2020
  • Results in Scout available: mid-November 2020

VALID Science 8:

  • Test window: 26 October - 6 November 2020
  • External marking window: late-November 2020
  • Results in Scout available: late-December 2020

VALID Science 10:

  • Test window: 31 August - 11 September 2020
  • In-school marking window: 16 September - 14 October 2020
  • Results in Scout available: mid-November 2020

As soon as possible
  • Place VALID on school calendar
  • Reserve exclusive use of computer rooms or learning spaces for test window

 

Prior to the test
By 14 August

 

24 August
  • STA user name and password will be sent
  • Complete initial administrative tasks and print student password cards
  • Check student details in the administration portal

 

31 August
  • VALID Science and Technology 6 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)

 

11 September
  • VALID Science and Technology 6 test window closes
  • Complete test administration

 

16 September to 14 October
  • In-school marking including online marker training

 

Mid-November
  • Anticipated release of results to schools in Scout

 

As soon as possible
  • Place VALID on school calendar
  • Reserve exclusive use of computer rooms and learning spaces for test window

 

Prior to the test

 

By 12 October

 

19 October
  • STA user name and password will be sent
  • Complete initial administrative tasks
  • Print student password cards for all students and check student details in the administration portal

 

26 October
  • VALID Science 8 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)

 

6 November
  • VALID Science 8 test window closes
  • Complete test administration by 4pm

 

Late-December 2020
  • Anticipated release of results to schools in Scout

 

 

As soon as possible
  • Place VALID on school calendar
  • Reserve exclusive use of computer rooms or learning spaces for test window

 

Prior to the test

 

By 14 August

 

24 August
  • STA user name and password will be sent
  • Complete initial administrative tasks and print student password cards
  • Check student details in the administration portal

 

31 August
  • VALID Science 10 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)

 

11 September
  • VALID Science 10 test window closes
  • Complete test administration

 

16 September to 14 October
  • In-school marking including online marker training

 

Mid-November
  • Anticipated release of results to schools in Scout

 

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