Thursday, September 13, 2018

2018 Writing

A note about 2018 Writing results

Marking of online writing scripts was not completed within the Online National Assessment Platform used to deliver the online tests. This results in anomalous reporting of Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 online Writing within the Student and School Summary Report (SSSR). More details regarding reporting of online Writing results can be found on pages 9 and 10 of How to Interpret the SSSR (pdf - 5.86mb).
All Writing results are accurately presented in the data service reports and in the printed Individual Student Reports.
On average, students or schools who completed Year 9 Writing online achieved a result of 10 to 15 scale score points higher than those of similar ability who completed the test on paper. This is approximately one-quarter of a NAPLAN band and any comparison with results from paper testing need to take this into consideration. Results for online and paper tests at Year 5 and Year 7 are comparable.