Year 7 students will participate in the Best Start Year 7 Assessment during weeks 4 and 5, Term 1, 2020.
Best Start Year 7 is an online literacy and numeracy assessment available to secondary schools that assesses key literacy and numeracy skills of Year 7 students. It is designed to assist teachers by informing the development of teaching and learning programs. The assessment is undertaken within the first five weeks of the school year.
The purpose of the Best Start Year 7 Assessment is to provide feedback to teachers to help identify student needs. Feedback will be provided to teachers who may choose to share this with students, parents and carers during teacher interview processes.
Best Start Year 7 is just one of a range of assessments the school uses to assess students.
Students are asked to bring headphones or earbuds that plug into a computer to enable them to hear audio during the assessment. Earbuds used for mobile phones or other portable devices may be suitable for use during the assessment. The type of computer connection needed is a jack or USB.