Best Start Year 7

Best Start Year 7 is an optional NSW Department of Education literacy and numeracy assessment for schools. The assessment provides a snapshot of the literacy and numeracy skills and understandings that students bring to secondary school.

The assessment will be available for schools to use between 10 February and 13 March 2020.

There is a cost for NSW independent schools to access Best Start Year 7. In 2020, this cost is $2 per student. The NSW Department of Education will invoice schools for payment.

Opting in to Best Start Year 7 2020


Opt-in has closed for 2020.