Grammar & Punctuation

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A computer-adaptive assessment to inform teaching and learning programs to improve literacy outcomes in primary schools.

How important is grammar?

Effective use of grammar and punctuation enables students to communicate meaning. Good grammar and punctuation knowledge and skills are the building blocks of language, and allow students to put words together in meaningful ways. Having this knowledge consequently supports success across all subjects.

Why Grammar & Punctuation?

Grammar & Punctuation is a computer-adaptive assessment for students in Years 3 to 6. It provides rich diagnostic information of students’ grammar and punctuation knowledge and skills to enable better targeted teaching.

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Diagnostic information

The computer-adaptive nature of Grammar & Punctuation enables us to provide accurate diagnostic information which clearly show the strengths and weaknesses in grammar from word to text level, and in punctuation. This helps teachers adjust and target their lessons for greater impact.

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Instant analysis

The fast turnaround of key results for Grammar & Punctuation allows teachers to quickly adjust their teaching and learning programs.

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Curriculum linked

Our literacy experts developed Grammar & Punctuation based on the Australian English curriculum. This means teachers can track progress against the curriculum.

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Tailored to student ability

Using a sophisticated adaptive test design means students not only answer fewer questions in order for teachers to obtain an accurate measure of their ability, but are also presented with questions that are within their ability range.

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Express your interest today

Please note you must be a current employee of an Australian school.

Receive a poster to help improve your students’ grammar and punctuation knowledge, providing them with tips to write it right!

One of our Account Relationship Managers will be in contact with you to discuss your school’s options.

Helping students perform at their best

UNSW Global Assessments aims to help all students reach their full potential. By partnering with educators to provide evidence-based, quality assessment data, we provide valuable feedback about student learning and areas of potential improvement.

Good grammar and punctuation skills establish a foundation for effective communication. In a digital age that encourages a variety of communication styles, and in a crowded curriculum, finding effective teaching models is more important and more challenging than ever.

Our team of assessment experts has developed Grammar and Punctuation, the first of our new Checkpoint Assessments, to provide the information and insights all teachers need to help establish and maintain the literacy foundations all students deserve.

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Martin Spears,
Group Executive, Assessments
UNSW Global