Assessment and learning support for Term 4

Access a range of supports to help assess student progress and learning needs this term

This article outlines student assessment and learning support that is now available and upcoming training to support you to get the most from these supports.

Accessing assessments on the Insight Assessment Platform

The new Literacy and Numeracy Check-in Assessments consist of 40 to 45 multiple choice items aligned to the National Literacy and Numeracy Progressions, for Grade 5 and Year 9 students.

The English Online Interview and Mathematics Online Interview can be used to assess the learning needs in English and mathematics for students in Foundation to Year 2.

Along with other assessments that schools can use, these assessments are available on the Insight Assessment Platform.

The Insight Assessment Platform is pre-loaded with data from CASES21. Students are arranged on the platform in homeroom groups. Insight School Administrators can create class groups that give teachers visibility of the students they teach and may want to assess.

Refer to the Insight: Getting started checklist for further information and advice on how to streamline assessments using the platform.

Access further information and guides
Visit the Insight Implementation Support page on the FUSE website

Short Assessments for curriculum Levels 3 to 10

The Department is providing a number of Short Assessments for literacy and numeracy that can be used to formatively assess students across curriculum Levels 3 to 10. These Short Assessments can be delivered to students using either Microsoft Forms or Google Forms or teachers can download in a PDF format for printing or emailing to students.

To access the assessments, further information and guidance on how to use the Short Assessments, go to the Assessment during remote teaching and learning webpage.

Digital Assessment Library

The Digital Assessment Library will be available in Term 4, offering high-quality online classroom student assessments  to supplement planned assessment approaches.

A set of linear English (reading-focused) and mathematics assessments covering curriculum levels two to 10 will be available during specific periods in Term 4. Schools that have registered for the Digital Assessment Library will receive advice about the assessment periods, along with information and supporting resources.

Intervening with impact

Resources available to support school leaders to evaluate the learning needs of students in Term 4 include guidance on:

Small group learning advice

Small group learning advice for schools provides evidence-based, practical guidance for the use of small group learning as a targeted student support strategy, with a focus on implementing small group learning online and principles that can be applied in any context.

Formative assessment content

The Assessments during remote teaching and learning web page provides explanations, suggestions, examples and templates for 16 formative assessment strategies, to help teachers to monitor student progress and inform future teaching.

Visit the Assessment Implementation Unit web page
Access professional learning to support assessment best practice and using both Insight and the Digital Assessment Library

Find out more

For more information, email: assessment.implementation@education.vic.gov.au