# QuickSmart Numeracy Diagnostic Assessment

New for 2021!

Overview: The Numeracy Diagnostic Assessment (DA) is an online assessment accessed through the QuickSmart Portal. It is cost-effective and efficient tool for assessing the basic numeracy skills of large numbers of students.

A focus on the assessment of syllabus outcomes does not identify the missing, underlying numeracy skills required for success with higher-level mathematical tasks and the attainment of syllabus outcomes. Mastery of the underlying skills involves not merely being able to calculate an answer correctly but includes automaticity, the capacity to recall correct answers automatically, effortlessly and unavoidably. Automaticity with the underlying basic numeracy skills improves access to working memory resources necessary to engage successfully in higher-cognitive tasks.

## QuickSmart Numeracy Diagnostic Assessment Description

Basic Numeracy Skills

QuickSmart Numeracy Diagnostic Assessment:

• assesses a student’s automaticity with basic number facts;
• records the average Response Time and Accuracy for a student’s answers to 30 randomly generated combinations of 0 – 12 for each fundamental arithmetic operation; and
• allows each student to attempt up to five rounds of the Diagnostic Assessment tool over a school year.

Multiple Rounds of Assessments

QuickSmart Numeracy Diagnostic Assessment:

• identifies, in the first round, the needs for intervention in basic numeracy skills amongst a potentially large number of students;
• establishes a baseline against which improvement can be measured over time; and
• allows up to four further rounds of Diagnostic Assessment that progressively measure improvements in students’ basic numeracy skills throughout the school year.

Classes

• Schools can group students into multiple Diagnostic Assessment ‘classes’ to collate students with different needs or instructional regimes.

Online and downloadable reports for ‘classes’ and/or individual students are available. The reports may be selected to display:

• a snapshot from a round of assessments; or
• progress over several rounds of assessments.

Class Reports display charts that show the results for all the learners in a class. These reports can be selected to display:

• all the individual results;
• the averaged results; and
• results for each Assessment level (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

Learner Reports display the charts of the results for each individual learner, as are available to the learners themselves.

Download Reports provide a document, e.g., Excel spreadsheet, with complete details of a learner’s results for a round of Diagnostic Assessment. The details include accuracy, response time and errors for every question in each assessment.

## Numeracy Diagnostic Assessment Program Costs

The QuickSmart Numeracy Diagnostic Assessment is available for purchase by ALL schools in Australia. There are no professional development sessions associated with the Diagnostic Assessment, however user guides are available after a school has registered.

• \$400 (plus 10% GST) – 200 licences*

*Please note that the Assessment is sold in blocks of 200 licences (for example, 400 licences costs \$800 plus GST). Due to administration costs, the amount of licences offered cannot be altered.

*Licences expire at the end of the current school year. For example: if a batch of licences is purchased in March 2022, they will expire on 31st December 2022. However, if they are purchased after September, they will not expire until the following December. For example: if a batch of licences is purchased in October 2021, they will expire on 31st December 2022.

## Numeracy Diagnostic Assessment Program Registration Form

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Please note that licences expire at the end of the current school year. For example: if a batch of licences is purchased in March 2021, they will expire on 31st December 2021.
NSW Government Schools: Please note that as of 2021, EDConnect require a Purchase Order number before SiMERR can issue an invoice to them on behalf of your school.

### Form Items

#### Principal Investigator

• Name: University of New England through the National Centre for Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SIMERR)
• ABN: 75 792 454 315
• Address: Armidale NSW 2351 Australia
• Contact Person:Professor John Pegg, Director SIMERR
• Telephone: 02 6773 5067
• Email: quicksmart@une.edu.au

#### Fees

• - QuickSmart Numeracy Diagnostic Assessment Program: \$400 (plus 10% GST) per 200 licences

#### Reporting

• As part of the QuickSmart research project, schools are entitled to a yearly QuickSmart school report. For the duration of the Research Service Term: Reporting, the School may request a QuickSmart school report containing a cohort analysis of the student data that the School submit to SiMERR. A report is generated when the School submits data for analysis and requests a report.

#### Duration of services under this Registration Form

• - QuickSmart Numeracy Diagnostic Assessment Program Licence Term: Licences expire at the end of the current school year. For example: if a batch of licences is purchased in March 2022, they will expire on 31st December 2022. However, if they are purchased after September, they will not expire until the following December. For example: if a batch of licences is purchased in October 2021, they will expire on 31st December 2022.
• - Support Services Term: 01 January to 31 March 2023

#### Payment

• Payment Schedule: 100% within 30 days of receipt of invoice.

#### Cancellation and Termination

• - Cancellation of the purchase is possible if no student licences are used. Please contact SiMERR to discuss this.

#### Signature / Submitting:

• By submitting this Research Registration Form you agree to the cost structure, the payment schedule, and the cancellation policy as set out in this form, and you warrant that you are authorised to enter this Agreement and that this Agreement has been duly executed by the School and is a legal, valid and binding agreement enforceable against it.