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ACER is a recognised international leader in the development of educational assessment and reporting tools for schools and systems.

Monitoring

Monitoring student learning

These tests are developed to track student progress from year to year and to provide diagnostic information to inform teaching and learning.  Information provided to schools may include performance of students compared to a large national reference sample; expected improvement from year to year based on norm reference data; detailed information on skills and knowledge tested to inform teaching and learning; group and individual reports; and a variety of testing formats and delivery systems.

 

Test Content Year level Delivery Scoring/Reporting
Compass Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Primary, Secondary online   Online
International Benchmark Tests (IBT) Literacy, Numeracy Primary, Secondary paper   ACER only
International Schools' Assessment (ISA)

Literacy, Numeracy

Science

Primary, Secondary

Secondary

paper

online  

ACER only
Measures of Student Development (MSD) Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Primary, Secondary paper   ACER only
Progressive Achievement Tests in Mathematics (PAT Maths) Numeracy Primary, Secondary paper In school, Scoring services
Progressive Achievement Tests in Mathematics Plus (PATMaths Plus) Numeracy Primary, Secondary online Online
Progressive Achievement Tests in Reading (PAT-R) Literacy Primary, Secondary paper paper Online, In school, Scoring services
Progressive Achievement Tests in Science (PAT Science) Science Primary, Secondary paper   In school, Scoring services
Progressive Achievement Tests in Written Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (PAT-SPG) Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar Primary, Secondary paper  In school, Scoring services
Tests of Reading Comprehension (TORCH) Literacy Primary, Secondary paper   In school, Scoring services

Literacy

 

Test Content Year level Delivery Scoring/Reporting
Compass Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Primary, Secondary online   Online
Online Writing Assessment (eWrite) Literacy, Numeracy Primary, Secondary online   Online
International Benchmark Tests (IBT) Literacy, Numeracy Primary, Secondary paper   ACER only
International Schools' Assessment (ISA) Literacy, Numeracy Primary, Secondary paper ACER only
Neale Analysis of Reading Ability Literacy Early Years, Primary paper   In school
Online Placement Instrument (OPI) Literacy, Numeracy Primary, Secondary online Online
PROBE reading assessment Literacy Primary, Secondary paper In school
Progressive Achievement Tests in Reading (PAT-R) Literacy Primary, Secondary paper paper Online, In school, Scoring services
Progressive Achievement Tests in Written Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (PAT-SPG) Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar Primary, Secondary paper  In school, Scoring services
Single Word Spelling Test (SWST) Literacy Primary, Secondary paper   In school
Tests of Reading Comprehension (TORCH) Literacy Primary, Secondary paper  In school, Scoring services
Who am I? Developmental Assessment Literacy Pre-school, Early years paper   In school

Mathematics & Science

 

Test Content Year level Delivery Scoring/Reporting
Compass Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Primary, Secondary online   Online
International Benchmark Tests (IBT) Literacy, Numeracy Primary, Secondary paper   ACER only
International Schools' Assessment (ISA) Literacy, Numeracy Primary, Secondary paper ACER only
Online Placement Instrument (OPI) Literacy, Numeracy Primary, Secondary online   Online
Progressive Achievement Tests in Mathematics (PAT Maths) Numeracy Primary, Secondary paper online In school, Scoring services
Progressive Achievement Tests in Mathematics Plus (PATMaths Plus) Numeracy Primary, Secondary online  Online
Progressive Achievement Tests in Science (PAT Science) Science Primary, Secondary paper   In school, Scoring services

Reasoning

 

Test Content Year level Delivery Scoring/Reporting
ACER General Ability Tests (AGAT) Reasoning Primary, Secondary paper online In school, Scoring Services, Online
Abstract Reasoning Test (ART) Reasoning Primary, Secondary paper online Scoring services
Higher Ability Selection Test - Primary (HAST-P) Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Primary paper ACER only
Higher Ability Selection Test - Secondary (HAST) Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Secondary paper ACER only
Measures of Student Development (MSD) Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Primary, Secondary paper   ACER only
Middle Years Ability Test (MYAT) Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Primary, Secondary paper  In school, Scoring services

Selection

These tests are designed to identify level of performance for selection into specific programs or for the awarding of a scholarship.

The tests are not curriculum based and do not test the ability to retrieve learned knowledge, nor are they diagnostic. They are designed to rank order test takers, finely discriminating at the top end of performance. They require students to demonstrate a range of skills such as the ability to interpret, infer, deduce and think critically.

 

Selection General

Test Content Year level Delivery Scoring/Reporting
ACER General Ability Tests (AGAT) Reasoning Primary, Secondary paper online In school, Scoring Services, Online
Abstract Reasoning Test (ART) Reasoning Primary, Secondary paper online Scoring services
Higher Ability Selection Test - Secondary (HAST) Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Secondary paper ACER only
Higher Ability Selection Test - Primary (HAST-P) Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Primary paper ACER only
Middle Years Ability Test (MYAT) Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Primary, Secondary paper online In school, Scoring services

 

Scholarships

Test Content Year level Delivery Scoring/Reporting
ACER Scholarship Tests Literacy, Numeracy, Reasoning Primary, Secondary paper ACER only

Languages

 

Test Content Year level Delivery Scoring/Reporting
Assessment of Language Competence (ALC) LOTE Primary, Secondary paper   ACER only

Wellbeing

 

Test Content Year level Delivery Scoring/Reporting
Adolescent Coping Scale – Second Edition (ACS-2) Wellbeing Secondary ACER Program  
Attitudes & Values Questionnaire (AVQ) Wellbeing Secondary ACER Program online ACER only
Peer Relations Assessment Questionnaire (PRAQ) Wellbeing Primary, Secondary ACER Program In school
Social-Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) Survey Wellbeing Primary, Secondary paper online ACER only
School Behaviour Rating Scales Wellbeing Primary paper  In school
School Life Questionnaire (SLQ) Wellbeing Primary, Secondary paper online ACER only

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