Advantages of Online Assessment Engaging for students to complete Instant scoring and electronic reporting of results Reports can be customised for particular groups Interactive reports provide diagnostic information to inform teaching on an item by item basis Flexible delivery to suit students’ ability level Progress can be monitored from year to year on an individual and group basis Regular updating of content and norms
https://oars.acer.edu.au/ The new platform for ACER online assessment and reporting from the beginning of 2012 Provides test administrators with a flexible system to manage candidates, tests and reports Provides test takers with a reliable test delivery interface Generates interactive online reports ACER Assessment & Reporting System
https://oars.acer.edu.au/ Current landing page for this web address
Administrator’s interface The first screen you see when you login with your school user name and password. Shows test and candidate information – number of approved candidates, tests available, and test status.
Easy to upload student details. A ‘once only’ process for each group Add students’ names to the system OR add individual students. For example a new student to the school.
Create tags (group names) for reports on particular groups. These can be added, edited or deleted at any time. Creating tags Examples of tag names
Select test(s) for students to complete Select test name Select test level Note You can select different tests and different test evels within groups as required.
Teacher or administrator allocates usernames and passwords. A unique identifier (eg school ID) is required for username. Student log-in screen
Example of a test page Left hand side of screen shows the stimulus passage until all related questions are completed Questions completed are shaded. Student moves to the next question by clicking on the question number, or clicking on ‘save answer’
PAT-R Comprehension Group report Data can be sorted by icon, name, username or score Data can be sorted by row to identify response trends and student learning needs
School Name Clicking on question number(s) will bring up the stimulus, question, level of difficulty, classification and type of comprehension skill being tested
Using the results Identify the dimensions with which students have had difficulty Use item information in the group report to help inform teaching Develop individual learning plans Set goals and plan customised teaching activities Identify the degree to which consolidation of skills has occurred Measure effectiveness of intervention programs
How to register for ACER Online Assessment & Reporting Shady Creek Primary School (3957) Shady Creek Primary School Include your school code in brackets Keep a record of your username and password https://oars.acer.edu.au/clients/new
Need further information? Contacts Mette Hoeyberg, 03 9277 5743, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Jaclyn Bates, 03 9277 5439 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Barbara Smith, 03 9277 5423, firstname.lastname@example.org