IPAS test scores provide individual and group reports. Reports are generated immediately after online tests are completed, via ACER’s online assessment and reporting system. Reports for pen and paper testing are provided as per the agreed timeline. The online system of reports is designed to provide teachers with a flexible, time efficient system to manage candidates, tests and reporting.
IPAS reporting allows teachers to easily identify each student’s test raw score, percentile rank compared to their school year group and scale score compared to the average scale score of their school year group for comparison among test takers. Progress reporting is available once students complete two or more testing cycles, allowing teachers to measure individual and group progress over time.
The interactive reporting also allows teachers to filter and sort data, display data in a variety of formats, including graphical representations, and export data as excel files or printer friendly PDFs.
Teachers can easily see which questions each student answered correctly, incorrect responses, description and question difficulty level. This information can be used to identify areas in which individuals or groups might benefit from further support to improve or master the concept. Additionally, teachers can use this information to reflect on the effectiveness of their teaching style.
Teachers can sort data in relation to student information (name, raw score, scale score, percentile or stanine) or in relation to question information (in order, by question difficulty or classification) to identify response trends and student learning needs.
Group report - graphical representation
The individual student reports allow teachers to easily identify each student’s test raw score, percentile rank compared to their school year group and scale score compared to the average scale score for their school year group.
Generated as PDFs, these reports provide useful evidence in conversations with both students and parents.
Students can begin to understand their strengths and weaknesses and be encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning journey.
The reports can also be used to open dialogue with parents about what they can do to support their children’s progress.
The most valuable reporting IPAS will provide teachers and school leaders is the progress reporting, which is available once students have completed at least two tests in the same learning area.
This feature can be used to measure student progress over time or compare different cohorts over time. Up to six groups of students and date ranges can be selected to compare.