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


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 (coming soon)
  • Access and demonstrate sample test (username: testing, password: science)
 
By 26 July
  • Apply for Braille resourcing if needed
 
By 6 August 2021

 

16 August 2021
  • STA user name and password will be sent
  • Complete pre test administrative tasks. See our 'how to' video Pre test administration tasks
  • Check student details in the administration portal and print student password cards. See our 'how to' video Tips and tricks for printing student codes.

 

23 August 2021
  • VALID Science and Technology 6 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)

 

3 September 2021
  • VALID Science and Technology 6 test window closes
  • Complete test administration. See our 'how to' videos Navigating the test platform and Exempt, withdrawn and special provisions

 

8 September to 6 October
  • In-school marking including online marker training

 

Early term 4 2021
  • Release of Preliminary reports

 

Mid-term 4 2021
  • Release of full Scout reports

 

Late-term 4 2021
  • Release of Individual student reports

 

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 (coming soon)
  • Access and demonstrate sample test (username: testing, password: science)
 
By 10 September
  • Apply for Braille resourcing if needed

 

By 5 October 2021

 

11 October 2021
  • STA user name and password will be sent
  • Complete pre test administrative tasks. See our 'how to' video Pre test administration tasks
  • Check student details in the administration portal and print student password cards. See our 'how to' video Tips and tricks for printing student codes.
 
18 October 2021
  • VALID Science 8 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)

 

29 October 2021
  • VALID Science 8 test window closes
  • Complete test administration by 4pm. See our 'how to' videos Navigating the test platform and Exempt, withdrawn and special provisions

 

Mid- term 4 2021
  • Release of Preliminary reports

 

Late term 4 2021
  • Release of full Scout reports

 

Early term 1 2022
  • Release of Individual student reports

 

 

 

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 (coming soon)
  • Access and demonstrate sample test (username: testing, password: science)
 
By 26 July
  • Apply for Braille resourcing if needed 

 

By 6 August 2012

 

16 August 2021
  • STA user name and password will be sent
  • Complete pre test administrative tasks. See our 'how to' video Pre test administration tasks
  • Check student details in the administration portal and print student password cards. See our 'how to' video Tips and tricks for printing student codes.
 
23 August 2021
  • VALID Science 10 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)

 

3 September 2021
  • VALID Science 10 test window closes
  • Complete test administration by 4pm. See our 'how to' videos Navigating the test platform and Exempt, withdrawn and special provisions

 

8 September to 6 October 2021
  • In-school marking including online marker training

 

Early term 4 2021
  • Release of Preliminary reports
 
Mid- term 4 2021
  • Release of full Scout reports
 
Late term 4 2021
  • Release of Individual student reports
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