Using diagnostic tests to gauge your learner's level

A pre-built assessment is an assessment based on a past exam. Pre-built assessments come with advanced marking rules and can automatically recommend remedial content. Your learner(s) will answer these questions under exam conditions; they will have a time limit and will not see the correct answers until marking is complete.

Looking for more information about NAPLAN practice/diagnostic tests? See our help guides for Literacy and Numeracy.

How to Assign a Diagnostic Quiz

How to Review a Diagnostic Quiz

Step by Step Guide

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Select  Assign Assessment.

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Choose  Pre-built Assessments as your Assessment type.

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Click  Who? to select the class you want to assign the assessment to.

  • My Classes lists all classes to which you are a teacher for. If you are assigning an assessment to classes that you don't teach, click on All Classes. You can filter to specific classes in the Search Classes box. 
  • Assessments can be assigned to several classes at the same time by ticking each class you want to sit the assessment.
  • Assessments can be assigned to specific children instead of an entire class; select their class, then click Assign to specific students.

Who section of assigning an assessment


To select content for your children to complete, click  What? Then browse to the content you want to assign and click Select Exam or Confirm Selection

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To set a start and end time for the assessment, click  When? Choose a start and end time for the assessment's availability. 

When the end date passes, any children who are still in the assessment and have time remaining will be able to continue working. 

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Assessment Conditions

Click  Assessment Conditions to customise your assessment:

  • Set a time limit for your assessments by entering the number of minutes allowed to complete the test. When the time limit of the assessment elapses, it will automatically save and close.
  • Decide whether to Allow multiple attempts at this exam and if so, how many attempts are allowed. You will also be asked to choose whether a child's last attempt or best attempt will be used to determine their grade.
  • Choose whether to Require students to enter an access code to start the test. This code will only be visible to you, and your children will be required to enter the code to begin the assessment. This means you can prevent your child from sitting the assessment until you are ready to monitor them.
  • Full Screen Monitored Mode helps prevent your children from accessing other websites and resources during an exam by notifying you when they switch to another tab or leave the assessment. It is not a replacement for an invigilator on its own but can help with classroom management. For more information, see How do I monitor my assessment?

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Click  Results to determine when results will be released:

  • Choose whether you would like the assessment to be marked by me (the parent) or by your child. In both cases, questions which can be automatically marked by the system and you have the ability to override them.
    • Choose when assessment results will be released. By default, assessment results are released as soon as marking is complete. To withhold your child's results, change the option to When I choose to. To release results, see 1How do I change the visibility of student results?

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Targeted Remediation

Targeted Remediation is not available for all pre-built assessments.

When the assessment is complete, Education Perfect will automatically recommend your children remedial activities personalised to the specific skills they struggled with during the test. For example, if your child scored less than 70% in expanding equations, they can then get specific work assigned to them based on their knowledge gap in that topic. 

Choose the due date for the task which is created. You can also choose to restrict the amount of work assigned by the amount of time or number of lessons by ticking  Limit the amount of work that will be assigned as remediation and choosing No more than __ hours of work or No more than __ lessons. 

The lessons will be automatically assigned to your children. To change this, tick Manually review recommendations before assigning them.

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Click -  Set Assessment

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