ACER School Support Webinars | Online assessments, surveys and resources

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This session will focus on how teachers can most effectively use and interpret the PAT Group Report.

Available as a part of the PAT reporting suite, the Group Report shows the distribution of students’ results by scale score. Teachers can take advantage of the Group Report to identify where students are at in their learning, identify next steps in students’ learning and monitor progress over time.

The session will demonstrate how a Group Report can be generated, how to interrogate the data within the report and how the results can be linked to resources in the PAT Teaching Resources Centre. ACER will also discuss the relationship between PAT achievement bands and the PAT scale.

Important registration information

Webinar registration requires your school to have an online assessment and reporting account. If your school does not yet have an account, please complete and submit the registration form or read more about Online Assessment and Reporting. If you have misplaced your school's web address, use the Find My School search to retrieve it. 

Further details and registration links are available within the Help section of your school's registered online assessment and reporting account.

Intended learning outcomes

Participants will be able to: 

  • generate a Group Report
  • use and interpret the report to identify where students are in their learning
  • use and interpret the report and PAT resources for supporting target setting and monitoring progress over time.

Intended audience

Teachers and school staff members responsible for administering or reporting on students’ PAT assessments, or for implementing teaching and learning strategies informed by students’ PAT assessment results.

Prior learning

No prior PAT professional learning is required. Experience using the OARS platform is beneficial.