ACER's profressive achievement (PAT)

ACER’s Progressive Achievement approach is used in thousands of schools in Australia and around the world. The approach focuses on assessing and monitoring student growth over time and is underpinned by an understanding that students of the same age and in the same year of school can be at very different points in their learning and development.

ACER’s approach is informed by a growth mindset – tailoring teaching to the needs of the individual learner to advance the progress of every student, regardless of their starting point.

What are Progressive Achievement Tests?

Progressive Achievement Tests are series of tests designed to provide objective, norm-referenced information to teachers about their students’ skills and understandings in a range of key areas.

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More than 2.5 million Progressive Achievement Tests delivered online every year.

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PAT Teaching Resources Centre

PAT Teaching Resources Centre

Take the next step with access to resources, research-based strategies and lesson plans that you can use in your day-to-day classroom practice.

Build the knowledge and skills of your students, with tailored content and specific tools designed to build competency and confidence in both literacy and mathematics.

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PAT Professional Learning

PAT Professional Learning

Enhance your knowledge and learn to translate PAT results into meaningful action through your classroom practice.

PAT Professional Learning offers two strands – Developing PAT Schools and Using PAT for Action Research – that focus on using PAT results to inform teaching practices that best support students’ learning progress.

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PAT Essentials

PAT Essentials

Build your personal reference library and continue your professional learning in the classroom with PAT Essentials.

Aligned to content in the PAT Professional Learning Programs (complete with A4 booklets and fact sheets) PAT Essentials is a handy ongoing reference point for all teachers and school leaders.

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