About Brightpath

Brightpath is based on over a decade of pioneering research at the University of Western Australia.

The software records the results of assessments and reports a range of formative and summative information to teachers and principals. This provides an informed basis for developing teaching programs targeting the needs of individual students.

Key Features

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    Exemplars & Descriptors

    The performance descriptors support teachers in understanding key features of development in writing and maths. Teachers match their students’ literacy work with calibrated exemplars.

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    The Teacher’s Ruler

    The Teacher’s Ruler provides a scale that spans the full range of performances. Teachers automatically arrive at scaled scores which are comparable across year levels, schools, and over time.

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    Reports are immediately compiled as teachers make their judgements.

    These judgements can be used to:

    • Track student growth over time

    • Compare performances across year levels

    • Provide comparative information of performance with that of other schools

What teachers have to say

Brightpath takes apart everything in a piece of writing, not only focussing on conventions. This allows us to not only assess but teach accordingly. Teachers are now more consistent and structured in their teaching of writing.

Lucy Fitzhardinge Literacy Coordinator, Bramfield Park Primary School

Brightpath has led to improvements in writing, because we have that detailed, clear feedback. It tells us exactly what students need and what to work on. We group our students accordingly and students focus on what they need to. We can see school-wide improvement in writing.

Dawn McDonald School Curriculum Lead Teacher, East Hamersley Primary School

We were looking for an assessment tool that is line with our school's ‘assessment for learning’ strategy as well as a tool that would give us the option to collect and view whole school data. Brightpath fits that bill. It has been central for teachers providing teaching programmes that are differentiated and meet individual student needs.

Kathryn Netherwood Coordinator, Lance Holt School

In collaboration with

  • School Curriculum and Standards Authority logo
    School Curriculum and Standards Authority
  • Corwin logo
  • Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association logo
    Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association
  • Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia logo
    Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia

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