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The Scout Assessment is designed to determine class composition and placement within a cohort for middle year students. Scout assesses the core skills of Mathematics, Reading and Language, and Writing. 

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The Scout Assessment informs class composition as it gives educators an easy way to see where each student is placed.

What it is

The Scout Assessment gives educators the confidence they need to ensure that students are well placed for a happy and successful school year.

Designed specifically for students in the middle years of schooling, it assesses the core skills of Mathematics, Reading and Language, and Writing.

Sets the stage

Assesses groups of students applying to enter your school and informs class composition within a cohort.

Convenient

Flexible and convenient assessment that can be administered by your school as the need arises.

Fast

School and student reports are emailed to you within ten working days of your answer booklets being received by UNSW Global.

The Scout Assessment is divided into three parts:

Mathematics

Assesses mathematical skills in a range of contexts across number and arithmetic, algebra and patterns, measurement, space and geometry, and chance and data.

Reading and Language

Assesses reading and language skills in a wide range of literary and factual texts. Students are assessed on their ability to read for meaning in literary and factual texts, to recognise the use of textual devices in these texts, to interpret the meaning of words and phrases and to identify the correct use of grammar.

Writing

Students will be asked to write an aspect or stage of a narrative. The task is scored using six criteria which assess students’ ability to fulfil the requirements of the genre, to use effective vocabulary, to structure a variety of sentences—including complex types—correctly, and to punctuate and spell correctly.

The Scout Assessment can be completed as a single two-hour assessment or as a three-part assessment sat separately over one or more days.

When sitting the Scout Assessment as a single two-hour assessment, it is advised two breaks of five minutes each are scheduled between the three sections.

PartsNumber of questions/tasksTest durationTotal marks
Part 3. Writing*13020
Part 2. Reading and Language404040
Part 1. Mathematics404040

*The writing task is a criterion-referenced assessment that is hand-marked by experienced teachers.

CountryYear Level Equivalent
SingaporePrimary 4 to Secondary 1
PacificYear 6 to Year 9
New ZealandYear 6 to Year 9
MalaysiaStandard 5 to Form 2
International SchoolsYear 5 to Year 8
Hong KongPrimary 5 to Form 2
AustraliaYear 5 to Year 8

 

Dates

Released in February each year, schools can use the Scout Assessment at any time during the year and return the student responses for marking at their convenience.

Fast turnaround of results means that schools have their School and Student Reports within ten working days of receipt for marking.

Prices 2020

New Zealand update:

UNSW Global have implemented a new online shop. As part of this new service, prices will be charged in $AUD not $NZD this year. Bank fees may apply on your purchase. Please check with your bank for further information about bank fees and related charges. We understand that this may cause some inconvenience to schools, however, should there be a change in the payment method and options in New Zealand, we will update you.

New Zealand customers must be registered for GST to purchase our products. It is for schools to determine their own GST liabilities in New Zealand.

The Scout package includes:Australia (Incl. GST)New ZealandPacific Region / International
Standard postage and handling (irrespective of order size)*AU$27.49AU$24.99AU$66.00
Scout administration guideIncludedIncludedIncluded
Scout assessment booklet and answer booklet (minimum order of 10 required)AU$24.20AU$22.00AU$23.00

 

The Scout report package includes:Australia (Incl. GST)New ZealandPacific Region / International
Individual student reports with the UNSW Global logo and a space to insert your own school logoIncludedIncludedIncluded
An Excel spreadsheet containing raw scores for all students assessedIncludedIncludedIncluded
A report comprising six sections:
  1. Year level summary
  2. Analysis by skill areas
  3. Student response analysis
  4. Student results in alphabetical order
  5. Student results in score order
  6. Table showing student responses
IncludedIncludedIncluded
Total (includes the minimum order of 10 booklets)AU$269.49AU$244.99AU$296.00

 

* Standard postage and handling is applicable to orders placed at least twenty (20) days before the school’s planned sitting date. Additional delivery charges will apply for orders required more urgently.

Download and view sample Scout Paper.

Sample answer booklet is also provided.

View and download support materials for schools for Scout Assessment here.

What you receive

Test package

  • test booklets and answer booklets
  • an administration guide.

Report package

  • six separate school reports (PDF)
  • an Excel spreadsheet containing raw scores for all students tested and their ranking within their school cohort
  • individual student reports (PDF) with UNSW Global logo and a space to insert your own school logo.

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* Standard postage and handling is applicable to orders placed at least twenty (20) days before the school’s planned sitting date. Additional delivery charges will apply for orders required more urgently.

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