1. We will provide you with the tasks and administration guidelines we used when collected the exemplars. The tasks are typical classroom tasks and you can adapt them to suit your school context.
2. You can scan or record tour students’ work and upload them to Brightpath, or you can work from hard copy. Where you scan or record and then upload files, those files remain with the students’ score over time and can be reviewed in the reports.
3. Brightpath makes it much easier to check that your judgements are consistent with those of other teachers, and over time.
4. As you make your judgements and score your students, the scores are immediately captured in the reports. You can go back and change your judgements and the reports are updated straight away.
5. A number of reports show whole school data, and show the spread of ability and year level and the overlap of ability across year levels. Some reports provide comparative data to how other schools performed.
6. Some reports provide teachers with specific information about to teach students next, and information to support teachers in writing report comments.
7. Schools can generate and send home individual student reports if they chose to.
8. The reports are designed to be readily accessible to school leaders and teachers so that they can use the data to inform teaching programs and school initiatives.
9. A great strength of Brightpath is that the data can be used to evaluate student growth in learning. After the second round of assessment, teachers can view the progress made by individual students.