Formative assessment at its best
- Enables reliable teacher judgements
- Values teacher judgements
- Covers a range of curriculum areas
- Based on real classroom tasks
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.
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.
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.
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