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 during the first half of Term 1. 

The cost for NSW independent schools to access Best Start Year 7 in 2021 is $2 per student. The NSW Department of Education will invoice schools for payment.

Participation in Best Start Year 7 2021


The opt in process for Best Start Year 7 2021 is now closed. Information regarding participation in 2022 will become available during the year.