PAT-SPG

Report
Progressive Achievement Tests
in
Written Spelling and
Punctuation and Grammar
(PAT-SPG)
Another addition to the ACER
assessment suite….
Comprehension
Vocabulary
Spelling
Grammar
Mathematics
Science
What is PAT-SPG?
• The Progressive Achievement Tests in
Written Spelling and Punctuation and
Grammar assess students’ understanding
of the standard Australian English
language conventions of grammar and
punctuation
PAT-SPG
Written Spelling
Grammar &
Punctuation
Two separate testing programs
PAT-SPG
Written Spelling
• Eight normed and graded tests that
provide a comprehensive assessment
of spelling, both through dictation and
written text.
• Year 2 – Year 10
• 30 minutes
• Group assessment
• Results reported on the same scale as
the PAT-R Spelling
PAT-SPG
Grammar & Punctuation
• Seven normed and graded tests set on
a common developmental scale for
reporting results on each test
• Year 3 – Year 10
• 30 minutes
• Group assessment
PAT-SPG
Allows teachers to set realistic goals
and plan effective English programs
How?
Collects diagnostic information from
student responses
Tracks progress from year to year
Provides norms to compare your
students to the wider Australian sample
Reporting performance
Two reports are available:
• Group Report
• Individual Student Report
ACER test scoring services can be used to score PAT
Grammar and Punctuation. A CD in the manual has
proforma spreadsheets for each test for recording
results. Scale scores, percentile ranks and stanines are
automatically calculated from students’ raw scores
Group Diagnostic Report
Individual
diagnostic
report
Results reminder
• Raw Score (total of correct answers)
• Scale Score (measures the progress of
each student)
• Percentile Rank (compares your students
to the wider Australian sample)
• Stanine (groups students of similar
achievement)
• Detailed information to inform teaching
ACER assessments are used to
…and help all students reach their
potential

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