Year 10 Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Mark

Year 10 Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Mark

Year 10 Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Mark Downsborough Dean of Administration Background information Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA)

2013 - Feedback from employers and training providers about the low literacy and numeracy capabilities of some school leavers 2016 minimum standard of literacy and numeracy required to achieve a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Background information

Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) OLNA has been designed to measure skills identified with those being necessary after a student leaves school Current Year 12 students will be the first to be required to meet this new minimum standard

Numeracy and Literacy requirement (OLNA) Students can meet this requirement either by: demonstrating Band 8 or higher in their NAPLAN test in Year 9, (deemed to be pre-qualified) or by achieving the minimum standard required in the Online Numeracy and Literacy Assessments

OLNA Assessments Details The OLNA is comprised of three different assessments Literacy Reading Literacy Writing Numeracy Students will be given login and password details as they enter the assessment room

OLNA Structure Numeracy Number of Questions Reading

Writing 45 1 (600 word limit) Multiple-choice

Open-ended Mode Online point and click Typed online

Time 50 minutes 60 minutes Question type

Practice & Example OLNA Students will be given an opportunity in class over the next week, if not already, to try a practice OLNA test during class time. SCSA has broadened the scope of these practice tests this year to include a full example assessment of each

of the components. Practice & Example OLNA Students can access these at home, details will be on their OLNA information sheets. www.assess.scsa.wa.edu.au Login : 1366

Password : prac14 65 OLNA Schedule

Writing Component Tuesday March 7 period 3 Reading Component Friday March 10 period 1 Numeracy Component Thursday March 9 period 1 To be conducted on student computers. Must be fully charged. Catch up assessments opportunities will be scheduled for each day

following the assessments Who has to sit the assessments? Each student will receive an Information for Students letter detailing when and where they should go to sit the assessment

What happens if the minimum requirements are not met? It is expected that some students will not meet the minimum standard of some or all of the OLNA on their first or even subsequent attempts. Students can attempt the OLNA a total of six times. OLNA testing is scheduled to occur every March and September.

What happens if the minimum requirements are not met? If a student fails to meet the minimum standard on the their third attempt, the student will be deemed At Risk At risk students will be closely monitored and extra support will be provided within curriculum areas

Students can attempt their last OLNA even after the end of the normal school year for Year 12 Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Mark Downsborough Dean of Administration [email protected]

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