The AVQ provides an opportunity for schools to formally measure, and report to the school community, how well they are upholding their mission statements. The AVQ assesses the school’s capacity to develop moral, ethical, socially responsible students who can accept responsibility for their decisions and their place in the world.
The AVQ can now be undertaken in 15 minutes and has fewer than 40 questions in an anonymous questionnaire. The new release of the AVQ is available on ACER's Online Assessment and Reporting System (OARS) for the first time, allowing results to be available immediately after the students have completed the survey.
The questionnaire addresses the following social dimensions:
- Emotional growth
- Social growth
- Service to others