Tailored test design
PAT Adaptive creates personalised test pathways determined by student responses, giving a more precise picture of student achievement and even greater diagnostic power.
The PAT Data Explorer is an exciting new way to explore results. Sort and report data in different ways and switch instantly between report formats with a single click.
Easy to administer
No more manually selecting test entry points. PAT Adaptive does this for you automatically.
PAT Maths Adaptive
Assess mathematical literacy and understanding across six content strands using test content personalised to each student.
PAT Reading Adaptive
Measure reading literacy and understanding, across four strands using test content personalised to each student.
Conventional assessments treat all students ‘equally’ by delivering the same set content. Adaptive assessments attuned to individual needs are a fairer, more precise way to test.
Tailored test design
In conventional assessments, students answer the same questions. But in adaptive assessments, students’ responses determine the content, resulting in personalised test pathways. The result is a highly detailed picture of achievement, enabling us to more precisely diagnose student needs and target teaching where it is needed most.
Tailoring assessments to individual student needs is an ultimately fairer way to test. Read more about adaptive assessments in PAT Insights.
The dynamic PAT Data Explorer makes understanding data easier than ever. Instantly sort and report results for powerful new insights into student performance. Apply filters, change dates and arrange data to meet your needs with this interactive and intuitive reporting tool.
The new PAT Data Explorer is available with PAT Adaptive and integrates seamlessly with conventional assessment data. Read more about the PAT Data Explorer in PAT Insights.
To support a more equitable testing experience, PAT Adaptive includes the option for students to complete accessible pathways. These pathways ensure that each question presented to students meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA Standard. Questions are compatible with a variety of assistive technologies, including screen readers.
Students who complete the accessible pathways will have their results reported alongside their peers in the same format.
Adding PAT Adaptive is easy
Adaptive and conventional PAT assessments describe achievement in the same way, using ACER’s Progressive Achievement scales in maths and reading, so monitoring student progress over time is easy. Use adaptive and conventional assessments together for new insights into achievement, or add PAT Adaptive today while retaining the ability to compare results with previous years.
Why not try PAT Adaptive for yourself? It’s free for 30 days from sign-up.
More than half of all Australian schools use PAT to monitor progress and improve learning for every student. Not one of them?
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