Q. How did the NSW Department of Education’s annual science test move from being a paper-based test to an online multimedia assessment?
A. We created its first standardised, state-wide practical test ever to be undertaken online.
Statistics and Key Milestones
Nearly 40,000 students sat the VALID test in 2010
By 2016 the test program had doubled, to 81,300 students
In-school marking was introduced for Year 6 and Year 10 students in 2016