EXTERNAL QUALITY REVIEW
FROM SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
The Sydney University Centre for Educational Measurement and Assessment conducted a review and assessment of the mathematics and English tests for the International Diagnostic & Admissions Test in June 2020 to determine if the templated questions assessed the outcomes as set out in the IDAT Curriculum.
The NEAS Quality Assurance Framework establishes and upholds high standards, supports centres in demonstrating quality in their programs and services, and provides guidance in continuous improvement processes.
The NEAS tick promotes the recognition of quality in education and training. Students, parents, education agents, teachers and professional staff recognise the high value of being NEAS quality assured. NEAS quality assurance is highly regarded by regulatory and government bodies.
After an independent thorough review of the IDAT, NEAS has deemed that IDAT has met the requirements of Area K of NEAS Quality Assurance Framework!
VALIDATION IN AUSTRALIA
Educational Learning and Assessment Consortium (ELAC) was established in Sydney, Australia to support Australian and overseas educational institutions in efforts towards enhancing outcomes for all students through improved and innovative assessment.
ELAC’s role as an independent consultancy organisation is to produce and/or improve educational assessments to ensure they are fit for use by all students.
ELAC works with a network of educational professionals including subject-matter and technical experts. All item reviewers are expert level teacher principals and/or school leaders.
VALIDATION IN CANADA
Haskins Education Consulting (HEC) from Merrickville, Canada is a private consulting firm that independently reviews and contributes to test material for math and English from the Canadian curriculum.
HEC uses a team of expert teachers currently working in the Ontario public school systems to ensure currency and validity.
VALIDATION IN THE USA
Success & Co is based in Allentown, PA. The team at Success & Co have specialisations in ESL, teaching K-12, curriculum writing and knowledge of the Common Core Curriculum.
The teachers are certified by the State of Pennsylvania and have extensive experience writing curricula for mathematics and English for distance study and charter schools.