IDAT Concise

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About IDAT Concise

economical, effective and reliable student assessment test

The IDAT Concise is a way of offering an accurate snapshot of a student’s abilities and attitudes for the purposes of admissions and diagnostics. As a branch of the International Diagnostic & Admissions Test (IDAT), the IDAT Concise-English and IDAT Concise-Total are designed to meet the needs of schools who are looking for an economical, effective and reliable student assessment tool to inform their admission and enrolment evaluations or to support student learning strategies.

As with the IDAT, the IDAT Concise versions are based on IDAT’s international curriculum. The IDAT Concise assessments are completely online and graded entirely by computer. They provide a fast, accurate measurement of a student’s abilities. This is particularly convenient for schools who do not have the time or need for lengthier analyses. Delivered and proctored in schools or using a recorded version of the internationally recognised IDAT Secure 360, the IDAT Concise versions provide safe, consistent, immediate results that inform schools to support their students.

IDAT Concise Test Format

   IDAT – Concise English IDAT – Concise Total
Stage Stage 3-6 Stage 3-6
Year of Study (AU/CA/US) Year 5 – 12 Year 5 – 12
Year of Study (UK) Year 6 – 13 Year 6 – 13
Test Time 60 mins 85 mins
English (Reading & Writing)
English (Listening & Speaking)
Character
Mathematics  ×
Global Knowledge ×

 

Stage 3 Test Structure

Students applying Aus/US/Can Year 5, 6 or beginning Year 7. UK Year 6,7, beginning year 8

English: Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading and
Writing
English: Listening & Speaking Character Mathematics

(IDAT – Concise Total test only)

Global Knowledge

(IDAT – Concise Total test only)

  • Reading comprehension for information, summary and purpose
  • Text types: procedures, narratives, explanatory and argumentative
  • Complex sentences
  • Commas
  • Direct & indirect speech
  • Modals & phrases
  • Verb tenses (present, past, future, perfect & passive)
  • Idioms, Noun phrases, & Root Words
  • Spelling
  • Short avatar-conducted interview to provide a sample to schools for school-based analysis of student’s oral abilities
  • Listening to a short story for specific details and gist
  • Self-awareness
  • Risk-taking, Adaptation & Resiliency
  • Creativity & Problem Solving
  • 3D Geometry
  • 2D Geometry
  • Angles
  • Measurement – Length & Space
  • Numbers – Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Logic – IQ-style testing of patterns, space & problem solving 
  • Critical Thinking – Assumption, Deduction, Interpretation, Inference & Evaluation of Arguments

Stage 4Test Structure

Students applying Aus/US/Can Year 7, 8 or beginning Year 9. UK Year 8,9, beginning year 10

English: Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading and
Writing
English: Listening & Speaking Character Mathematics

(IDAT – Concise Total test only)

Global Knowledge

(IDAT – Concise Total test only)

  • Reading comprehension for information and summary purposes
  • Editing and selecting words in context and for text types – explanatory, argumentative and informative
  • Sentence types and structures
  • Nuance words and infrequent vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Short avatar-conducted interview to provide a sample to schools for school-based analysis of student’s oral abilities
  • Listening to an informational text for specific details and gist
  • Self-awareness
  • Risk-taking, Adaptation & Resiliency
  • Creativity & Problem Solving
  • Addition
  • Division
  • Algebra
  • Integers – Ordering
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Problem Solving
  • Measurement & Geometry
  • Logic – IQ-style testing of patterns, space & problem solving 
  • Critical Thinking – Assumption, Deduction, Interpretation, Inference & Evaluation of Arguments

Stage 5 Test Structure

Students applying Aus/US/Can Year 9, 10 or beginning Year 11. UK Year 10,11, beginning year 12

English: Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading and
Writing
English: Listening & Speaking Character Mathematics

(IDAT – Concise Total test only)

Global Knowledge

(IDAT – Concise Total test only)

  • Reading and evaluating classical writing and literary devices for comprehension
  • Editing and selecting words in context and for text types – explanatory, argumentative and informative
  • Colons & Semicolons
  • Paragraphs, linking words and flow in writing
  • Refined vocabulary
  • Idioms, euphemisms & slang
  • Spelling
  • Short avatar-conducted interview to provide a sample to schools for school-based analysis of student’s oral abilities
  • Listening to a descriptive text for specific details and gist
  • Self-awareness
  • Risk-taking, Adaptation & Resiliency
  • Creativity & Problem Solving
  • Equations
  • Patterns & Algebra
  • Lines & Polygons
  • Transformation
  • Chance, Rate & Ratios
  • Fractions & Decimals
  • Algebraic Fractions
  • Whole Numbers
  • Area & Volume
  • Time & Scale
  • Means, Graphs & Tables
  • Logic – IQ-style testing of patterns, space & problem solving 
  • Critical Thinking – Assumption, Deduction, Interpretation, Inference & Evaluation of Arguments

Stage 6 Test Structure

Students applying Aus/US/Can Year 11, 12. UK Year 12, 13

English: Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading and
Writing
English: Listening & Speaking Character Mathematics

(IDAT – Concise Total test only)

Global Knowledge

(IDAT – Concise Total test only)

  • Reading and evaluating challenging texts for comprehension and identifying literary devices in classical writing
  • Editing and selecting words in context and for text types – explanatory and informative
  • Sentence variety, linking words and flow of longer written pieces
  • Decoding, nuances, unknown words and parts of speech
  • Spelling
  • Short avatar-conducted interview to provide a sample to schools for school-based analysis of student’s oral abilities
  • Listening to a controversial lecture for specific details and gist
  • Self-awareness
  • Risk-taking, Adaptation & Resiliency
  • Creativity & Problem Solving
  • Pythagoras & Right-Angled Triangles
  • Sine & Cosine Rules
  • Area of Triangles
  • Arithmetic Sequence
  • Geometric Sequence
  • Trigonometric Sequence
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Real & Complex Numbers (Imaginary)
  • Conjugate Complex Numbers
  • Operations of Complex Numbers
  • Matrices
  • Probability
  • Logic – IQ-style testing of patterns, space & problem solving 
  • Critical Thinking – Assumption, Deduction, Interpretation, Inference & Evaluation of Arguments

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