ACER School Support Webinars | Online assessments, surveys and resources
Date Location Presenter(s) Cost Availability
18 Sep 2019 Online
Time: 4 pm AEST
Dr Jarrod Hingston
Free Register


This session will focus on how teachers can most effectively use and interpret the Bands Report. Available as part of the PAT Reading and PAT Maths reporting suite, the Bands Report shows the distribution of students according to ‘achievement bands’. Teachers can take advantage of the Bands Report to identify where students are in their learning, identify next steps and monitor progress over time.

The session will demonstrate:

  • how a Bands Report can be generated for an entire school, a year level or tagged groups of students
  • how to access Band Descriptors
  • how the Bands Report links to resources in the PAT Teaching Resources Centre.

ACER will also discuss the relationship between PAT achievement bands and the PAT scale, how the PAT band descriptors are developed and how teachers can use the band descriptors as a learning progression.

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 Bands Report for PAT Reading and PAT Maths for targeted student cohorts
  • Use and interpret the report for identifying 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. This webinar is also recommended for educators with an interest in the application of learning progressions.

Prior learning

No prior PAT professional learning is required.
Experience with PAT Reading and PAT Maths is highly recommended.