PAT Science - Progressive Achievement test in Science
The Progressive Achievement Tests in Science (PAT Science) provide teachers and schools with information about students' levels of achievement of the concepts, skills and processes of science and a foundation for monitoring individual progress.
PAT Science: Purpose
It is designed to assess scientific knowledge, scientific literacy and understanding of scientific principles, as well as their application.
PAT Science: Characteristics
- Has a common scale for all eight tests, giving teachers the ability to compare different students using different tests and monitor progress over time
- Provides complete and detailed reports to parents stating student’s scores and their progress over time.
- A CD containing copy masters of administration instructions, score keys and a range of report formats.
- Multiple-choice questions
- Identify students’ strengths and weaknesses using the optional short-answer questions
- Helps to bring out novel ways of teaching by tracking the progress of students and identifying their weak and strong points.
PAT Science: Eligibility
- Students from Years 3 to 10 are eligible.
PAT Science Test Administration
PAT Science covers Year 3 to Year 10. Test 1 to Test 4 require 30 minutes of testing time; Test 5 to Test 8 require 40 minutes. An additional 15 minutes should be provided for administration. Each multiple-choice test is appropriate for, and normed on, two to three year levels.
Test 1 – Year 3 or 4
Test 2 – Year 3 or 4 or 5
Test 3 – Year 4 or 5 or 6
Test 4 – Year 5 or 6 or 7
Test 5 – Year 6 or 7 or 8
Test 6 – Year 7 or 8 or 9
Test 7 – Year 8 or 9 or 10
Test 8 – Year 9 or 10
PAT Science Registration
Register for PAT Science
; measure your students abilities of Class 3 to 10 in General Science based on Australian School Curriculum.