Central Coast students are back at school today for the beginning of term 2, with new specially-developed Check-In Assessments set to commence this term.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the Check-In Assessments have been designed as a new way of gaining insights into the learning progression of students.
“Check-In Assessments were successfully rolled out to students in Years 3, 5 and 9 in 2020, and this term, they will be rolled out to students in Years 4, 6 and 8 for the first time,” Mr Crouch said.
“The assessments will provide out teachers with a snapshot of every single student’s strength and weakness.
“This new method is considered world-class because it allows schools to track the progress of each student, and if required, change the method or content of education to match.
“It will also help schools to quickly identify which students might need some extra assistance or some additional extension work.”
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the response to the Check-In Assessments so far had proven the value of providing schools with an assessment that is linked to the curriculum and provides results to schools within 48 hours.
“The take-up has been extraordinary, with more than 90 per cent of primary schools opting in for the new Year 4 and 6 assessments and almost 70 per cent of secondary schools running the Year 8 check-in,” Ms Mitchell said.
“Schools identified key benefits such as the quick turnaround for results, diagnostic information at syllabus and learning progression level, and ability to use the results to inform their classroom practice.”
Students in Years 4, 6 and 8 will undertake the online check-in during Term 2, while the Year 3, 5 and 9 assessments will be scheduled for Term 4.