In January 2019, Best Start Kindergarten Assessment (BSKA) was re-opened with the following new features:

  1. Ability to view student completion status. In the new landing page - "Select student" screen - users can view the student list and students' status of completion for both BSKA Literacy and BSKA Numeracy. 
  2. Conduct the assessment via the updated 'Assessment' screen.
  3. Option to use 'post-assessment entry' screen to mark multiple responses, mark a student as absent, or mark a student as 'withdrawn upon parental consent'.
  4. Ability to download individual or multiple parent feedback summaries (PDF files).
  5. Ability to download the revised 'summary of student responses' report (PDF file).
  6. Transfer of BSKA data to PLAN2. Once lodged, the assessment results will transfer into PLAN2.

For step-by-step guide on how to use the online tool, please refer to our knowledge articles or download the Assessment administration guide 2019.