Key dates and information

VALID tests and marking key dates for 2023:


VALID Science and Technology 6:

  • Test window: 28 August to 8 September 2023
  • In-school marking window: 13 September to 13 October 2023
  • Results in Scout available: mid-November 2023


VALID Science 10:

  • Test window: 28 August to 8 September 2023
  • In-school marking window: 13 September to 13 October 2023
  • Results in Scout available: mid-November 2023


VALID Science 8:

  • Test window: 23 October to 3 November 2023
  • External corporate marking: November 2023
  • Results in Scout available: late December 2023



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 2023 Administration Manual (coming soon)
  • Access and demonstrate sample test (username: testing, password: science)

 

By 31 July 2023
  • Apply for Braille resourcing if needed
 
By 11 August 2023
  • Send letter to parents about VALID Science and Technology 6 (coming soon)
  • Non-government schools student list due

 

23 August 2023
  • STA access to student data on test platform
  • Complete pre test administrative tasks. 
  • Check student details in the administration portal and print student password cards.

 

28 August 2023
  • VALID Science and Technology 6 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)

 

8 September 2023
  • VALID Science and Technology 6 test window closes
  • Complete test administration. See our 'how to' video Exempt, withdrawn and special provisions

 

13 September to 13 October 2023
  • In-school marking including online marker training

 

Early term 4 2023
  • Release of Preliminary reports
Mid-term 4 2023
  • Release of full Scout reports
Late-term 4 2023
  • 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 2023 Administration Manual (coming soon)
  • Access and demonstrate sample test (username: testing, password: science)
 
By 15 September 2023
  • Apply for Braille resourcing if needed

 

By 9 October 2023
  • Send letter to parents about VALID Science 8 (coming soon)
  • Non-government schools student list due

 

18 October 2023
  • STA access to student data on test platform
  • Complete pre test administrative tasks. 
  • Check student details in the administration portal and print student password cards. 

 

23 October 2023
  • VALID Science 8 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)

 

3 November 2023
  • VALID Science 8 test window closes
  • Complete test administration by 4pm. See our 'how to' video Exempt, withdrawn and special provisions

 

Mid- term 4 2023
  • Release of Preliminary reports
Late term 4 2023
  • Release of full Scout reports
Early term 1 2024
  • 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 2023 Administration Manual (coming soon)
  • Access and demonstrate sample test (username: testing, password: science)

 

By 31 July 2023
  • Apply for Braille resourcing if needed

 

By 12 August 2023
  • Send letter to parents about VALID Science 10 (coming soon)
  • Non-government schools student list due

 

23 August 2023
  • STA access to student data on test platform
  • Complete pre test administrative tasks. 
  • Check student details in the administration portal and print student password cards. 

 

28 August 2023
  • VALID Science 10 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)

 

8 September 2023
  • VALID Science 10 test window closes
  • Complete test administration by 4pm. See our 'how to' video Exempt, withdrawn and special provisions

 

13 September to 13 October 2023
  • In-school marking including online marker training

 

Early term 4 2023
  • Release of Preliminary reports
Mid- term 4 2023
  • Release of full Scout reports
Late term 4 2023
  • Release of Individual student reports
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