We have been utilising Essential Assessment to assist us to differentiate our classroom learning for two years. The detailed information that the program provides us on each of our students individual progress and development is invaluable. Being directly linked to the new Australian Curriculum, Essential Assessment is tailored specifically towards the content we are covering on a daily basis and the online component of the program allows our students to gain immediate feedback on their understanding and growth. Essential Assessment is a fantastic addition to our classrooms!
Katherine Edwards, Head Teacher Mathematics - Gymea Technology High School
We have used Essential Assessment for the past two years and have found the assessment and curriculum model a breeze to implement and deliver. Classroom differentiation is no longer an issue, thank you, Essential Assessment!
Jordan Ancrum - Assistant Principal, Maiden Gully Primary School.
We have found the Essential Assessment for Numeracy to be very useful in supporting the planning of our F-7 maths curriculum. The use of AusVELS/Victorian Curriculum aligned Formative and Summative Assessments have allowed our teachers to assess and monitor student progress and help plan for differentiated learning needs. The organisation and structure of the website is easy to use and our teachers quickly became familiar with how to navigate the site.
Lisia Halton, Leading Teacher – Maths, Roxburgh Rise Primary School.
The Essential Assessment model has provided many Numeracy and Literacy benefits to my 5/6 class. The model is easy to administer and provided me with accurate and consistent assessment and the best part, it provided me with differentiated curriculum for each student!
Edward Dickins, Classroom Teacher - Victoria
Essential Assessment is a leading provider of Australian Curriculum, AusVELS/Victorian Curriculum and NSW Syllabus numeracy and literacy assessment model that delivers a whole school approach to summative and formative assessment for Australian schools. Essential Assessment was established out of the increased need for consistency in reporting practices and curriculum development within Australian schools.
Our pre-assessment reporting documentation supplies the teacher with the required numeracy curriculum (Individual Numeracy Learning Plan) to use for each student. Our Individualised Numeracy Learning Plan not only matches the numeracy curriculum needs of each student, but acts as a formative assessment document with matching reporting documentation to record student progress.
Post assessment identifies each student’s new Australian Curriculum level, AusVELS/Victorian Curriculum progression Point or NSW common grade demonstrating the growth achieved by each student.
The Essential Assessment model involves diagnostically summative assessment of your students with either our traditional paper-based assessments or by using our newly developed online numeracy assessment program. Pre-assessment is completed before you are about to begin a strand or sub-strand and identifies each student’s current Australian Curriculum level, AusVELS/Victorian Curriculum progression Point or NSW common grade within each strand or sub-strand. The pre-assessment also identifies which of the content descriptions are understood by each student.
Each of the assessments and curriculum documents have been carefully prepared adhering to the newly created Australian Curriculum, AusVELS/Victorian Curriculum curriculum and the new NSW syllabus and delivers a clear and consistent reportable Australian Curriculum level, AusVELS/Victorian Curriculum progression Point or NSW common grade for every student with the model emphasising student growth.
An affordable yearly subscription to Essential Assessment enables access to our online numeracy assessment program, access to our series of smart and unique F-10 Australian Curriculum, AusVELS/Victorian Curriculum or NSW Syllabus numeracy and literacy assessments and curriculum documents which simplifies planning, curriculum delivery, assessment and reporting within every Australian school!
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