If you are a principal, Pre-primary, Year 1 or Year 2 teacher you can access the On-entry Assessment Program to:
You can add new students, upload class lists, edit existing classes and assign modules to assess prior to the commencement of the assessment period.
Catholic Schools: Contact Early Years Learning and Care Team on 9380 1800.
AISWA schools: Contact On-entry Assessment Program Support Officer on 9441 1625.
Principals, teachers and test administrators use this information to prepare for the On-entry assessment.
The assessment period in Term 1 is from Weeks 3 to 6. Schools have an additional week to upload and finalise their assessment data. The assessments are available again in Weeks 1 to 4, Term 4 to re-assess selected students who have made limited progress throughout the year.
All students should not be reassessed in Term 4. Progress is best measured when all students are assessed in Term 1 and students with limited skills are assigned a lower module.
The On-entry assessment module 1 must be used for Pre-primary students in Term 1.
You can use modules 2, 3 and 4 to assess Year 1 and Year 2 students.
To help you prepare for the assessment, refer to the Handbook for principals, teachers and test administrators. This includes a guide to online navigation.
Work with participating teachers to make sure you run the assessments in the same way at a similar time. This helps to make sure the comparison is valid. For additional support to plan for the assessment, you can use the Administering the assessments PowerPoint.
To administer the assessment, you need one literacy and one numeracy resource kit.
To order new complete resources or any individual component or components of the literacy and numeracy kits, use the Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 resource kit request form.
Email the form to:
Some literacy and numeracy resources are available for download. At the end of the assessment period, return all resources to your principal to store in a secure place for the next assessment period.
Module 1 assessments are already assigned for Pre-primary students. This cannot be changed. Year 1 and Year 2 students must be assigned the appropriate module to start assessing.
In schools where the assessment is mandatory, the school or the parent may choose to exempt or withdraw the student. Guidelines for assigning modules, exemptions and withdrawals are available in the handbook.
AISWA and CEWA principals, teachers and test administrators can use this handbook to prepare for the On-entry assessment program.
Professional learning to support staff administering the assessment.
Conduct the assessments one-on-one with students during the designated assessment period.
Conduct some assessment tasks and activities one-on-one during your daily teaching program. Other tasks that require more focus, like reading a book, may be conducted in a quiet area away from other students. You can conduct writing assessments with the whole class at the same time.
To make sure the comparison is reliable, conduct assessments in the same way for each student.
For more detailed information, refer to the Handbook for principals, teachers and test administrators.
If required, adjust the delivery instructions for students with disability as you would normally do for daily teaching and assessment. This could include using:
To keep marking accurate and consistent, use the On-entry assessment writing marking guide.
For additional examples, refer to the On-entry assessment additional exemplars - Pre-primary writing.
To mark students' writing activity, use the Writing class report.
Principals, teachers and school administrators use On-entry assessment reports to inform learning programs and school planning.
Generate current and previous reports at any time for individual students, classes and cohorts in the On-entry Assessment Program for non-government schools.
Use information in the reports to:
For information about the reports available and help on how to use them, read the On-entry assessment guide to reporting handbook.
Guide to reporting and generating reports