Key dates and information

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
  • Check school technology profile and run diagnostics test page on each computer to be used for VALID
  • Download the Administration Manual (link to Administration Manual coming soon)
  • Access and demonstrate sample test (username: testing, password: testing)
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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
  • Check school technology profile and run the diagnostics test page on each computer to be used for VALID
  • Download the Administration Manual (link to Administration Manual coming soon)
  • Access and demonstrate sample test (username: testing, password: testing)

 

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
  • Check school technology profile and run diagnostics test page on each computer to be used for VALID
  • Download the Administration Manual (link to Administration Manual coming soon)
  • Access and demonstrate sample test (username: testing, password: testing)

 

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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