The Online Placement Instrument (OPI) offers a series of tests designed to give schools information that will allow them to make informed decisions about placing students at the appropriate level when they arrive at the school.

The OPI measures student performance in the generic skills that underpin the teaching of English and Mathematics for students from years 3 to 10.

As students complete the tests online, teachers are able to access immediate feedback and reports on each student's performance in relation to expected performance at grade level.


The OPI offers eight test levels in both English and Mathematics. These eight levels correspond to the skills developed from grades 3 to 10.

In Maths, the OPI strands are:

  • Number
  • Measurement
  • Space
  • Chance and data.

In English, the OPI strands are:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling