New check-in for our students

New Check-In Assessments have been developed for Year 4, 6 and 8 students with the roll out starting next term for students in the Dubbo electorate.

The roll out comes following the success of last year’s assessments created for Years 3, 5 and 9.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the assessment is set to transform how schools track the progress of their students.

“The Check-In Assessment is designed to assist our schools with gaining insight into student learning progression in reading and numeracy,” he said.

“These assessments will provide our teachers with a snapshot of the students’ strengths and weaknesses, and will help schools quickly identify the students who might need some extra assistance.”

In 2021 more than 350,000 students are expected to undertake the Check-in Assessments, which were first introduced in 2020 following the cancellation of NAPLAN due to COVID-19.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the response to the NSW Check-In Assessments 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 assessments for Years 3, 5 and 9 will be scheduled for Term 4.

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