Personalised assessments in 2021 to 2022
In 2021 to 2022, personalised assessments in Numeracy (Procedural) and Reading are available to take throughout the school year.
After learners have completed these assessments, schools have access to feedback on learners’ skills, progress and age-standardised scores.
Personalised assessments for Numeracy (Reasoning) will become statutory once they are introduced during the 2021 to 2022 academic year.
Accessing the assessments
To access the assessments you will need to log in to Hwb. Once logged in select the personalised assessments icon on the homepage or from the menu.
This video shows how to log in to Hwb and access the personalised assessments website.
Guidance for schools
Help, support and guidance for schools
Support and guidance is also available from the assessment website. After accessing the website click ‘Help’ to access videos, a user guide and familiarisation assessments.
For support on managing school users’ Hwb accounts please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 0252525.
For support on the personalised assessments, please contact the Assessment Helpdesk (for schools only) on 029 2026 5099 or email@example.com.
Professional learning materials for teachers
The following resource is available on the personalised assessments system:
- Personalised assessments are adaptive, meaning that questions are selected based on the responses to previous questions. This provides a tailored assessment experience for each learner and will help all learners develop their skills through understanding what they can do, the things they need to work on, and their next steps.
- The assessments provide schools with information on the skills of individual learners and whole classes.
- There is no ‘test window’ for personalised assessments; timing is at the school’s discretion.
- Learners can take the personalised assessments in small or large groups, depending on the school’s preferences and facilities, and schools do not need a large number of devices
- Learners are required to take the assessment once during the academic year. Schools also have the option to use the assessment once more during the academic year.