In this section, we cover:

  1. Creating an assessment
  2. Running an assessment online
  3. Running an assessment offline
  4. How to enter bulk assessment data
  5. Suggestions for running the assessment in a school setting on your own
  6. Suggestions for running the assessment in a school setting with support
  7. Adding more students to an assessment
  8. Exporting assessment data
  9. What skills to assess and when
  10. Changing the assessment date
  11. Can you delete an assessment?
  12. What to do if a student refuses to complete an assessment challenge
  13. Printing and customising reports

Please scroll down to the task/s you need help performing.

 

1. Creating an assessment

Watch the how to video or follow the written instructions below. 

First, you need to make sure you have students in your class. See 'Adding and Managing Students' for information on how to add students. 

Then you need to create your assessment:

IMPORTANT: Make sure all the students that you want to assess are added to the one assessment (even if you are conducting assessments on different days). If you have multiple assessments, your insights and reports will be affected. If you have new students in your class, see below for instructions on how to add them to your assessment.

  1. Click on the 'Dashboard' button in the top right-hand side of the page (or the 'Dashboard' button next to your class if you teach multiple classes) 
  2. Click on the subheading ‘Assessments’ (it’s between 'Overview' and 'Programs')
  3. Click the ‘Add assessment’ button
  4. Give your assessment a name E.g. Year 2C, Term 3, and select a date for when you plan to run the assessment
  5. Select which challenges you would like to administer. **Important: If you would like all the challenges assessed to be on the one report you must select all the challenges in the one assessment. Multiple assessments cannot be combined into one report**
  6. Select which students you are planning to assess (ideally select them all)
  7. Then click ‘Save’ if you are starting the assessment at another time or ‘Save & Run’ if you want to get started straight away.

 

2. Running an assessment online

Watch the how to video or follow the written instructions below. 

Before beginning, click on the “i” icon in the blue assessments bar at the top of the assessment dashboard. This takes you through each of the assessments and how to run them in detail.

IMPORTANT: Take the time to read the information about the assessments and watch the videos. We need all assessments to be done as similarly as possible with the same equipment and instructions. All data you enter is live data and will be used to calculate the percentile ranks of your students and students around Australia.

Now you are ready to assess!

  1. Click on the three dots to the right of the assessment you created
  2. Select 'Run trials'
  3. Select the student you would like to start with and click on the arrow next to their name to reveal all the assessment challenges you have selected 
  4. Select the challenge you would like to begin with E.g. Balance
  5. Click 'Go', run the challenge, and enter the result
  6. If you would like to enter observations at the same time click on ‘Observations’ to see the list. Tick the ones that are relevant
  7. You can also add any comments about the challenge by clicking on the blue 'Comments' box. E.g. Sam was distracted during the balance challenge
  8. Click ‘Save trial’, and you will automatically be taken back to your class list of students.

You can now move on to a different skill challenge with the same student or move to a new student by clicking on the arrow next to the student's name that you would like to assess.

NOTE: If you accidentally select the wrong student, you can navigate back to the class list by clicking the 'x' in the black box in the top right hand corner.

 

I've completed some of the assessment challenges with my students. Why does it still say '0 students assessed'?

The program only recognises when the student has completed all of the assessment challenges you have selected. Once a student has completed all of your selected challenges, it will mark them as complete.

 

3. Running an assessment offline

If you are having issues with your device and/or internet, you can still input all of your assessment results into your device, and they will be synced when you have internet access again. 

  1. Click on the three dots to the right of the assessment you created while you are connected to the internet
  2. Select 'Run trials' and ensure that you are on the page containing your student list.
  3. Once your device is on this page, it does not matter if you have an internet connection - all your results will be saved. A blue box will appear that says 'Data sync in progress' along with the number of items that remain to be synced. E.g. If you entered 20 students' data, it will say 20 items remaining.
  4. When your device returns to good internet service, all the data will automatically be synced, or you can press the refresh button in your browser and a message will pop up that says 'Data upload in progress. Hang tight, this shouldn't take long! Speed may vary depending on your connection.'
  5. Remain on the screen and wait for synchronisation to complete.

 

4. How to enter bulk assessment data

This method is ideal if you prefer collecting assessment data on paper and inputting it later.

  1. Click on the three dots to the right of the assessment you created
  2. Select 'Bulk entry'
  3. Click the arrow next to the student to begin entering data.
  4. Click in each box for each skill to enter the data, or use the Tab key to navigate to the next trial or assessment challenge. If you don’t have data for certain students or skills, just leave it blank.

Note: when entering data for the skill of Balance: two trials on each leg up to a maximum of 40 seconds are required when assessing balance. If you reach 40 seconds on the first trial for the right leg, you do not need to do a second trial on the right leg. The same applies to the left leg. As you enter the data for your first balance trials, the second trial on each leg is greyed out, however, you can still enter data in these boxes while greyed out and as you enter the data for the first trials they will change from greyed out to white. 

  1. Data is saved automatically once entered
  2. Click the observations box (optional) to complete the observations checklist for each trial
  3. Use the blue comments box to include additional remarks for each skill
  4. Remain on the bulk entry screen after entering all data for a class and wait for synchronisation to complete before moving to the next class.

Important - As you enter the data, the system needs to sync and you will see a blue box pop up as this happens. You can continue entering the data for this class’s assessment, as it is all still saved and will continue syncing as you enter the data. If you are entering the data at a fast pace, you may need to wait a few minutes after entering one class before moving on to the next class to allow the data to sync successfully. Please do not navigate away from the bulk entry page until the data is synced.

 

5. Suggestions for running the assessment in a school setting on your own

  • Stations teaching structure
    • Set up 4 - 6 simple stations
    • Position yourself at a station where you can individually assess the students
    • Choose to assess ONE skill per session E.g. Jump
    • 5 minutes per station - whistle to change stations. Can do two rotations if needed
    • Use our Station Cards for inspiration. You can find them in our Resource Library
  • Filming on a tablet or phone, and then inputting the data later. Works particularly well for Bounce and Catch.
  • Only conduct 1 - 2 assessments per term

 

6. Suggestions for running the assessment in a school setting with support

  • Use an Education Assistant - they take students out of class one by one and run the assessment challenges
  • Work with another class - one teacher takes the children for the activities, while the other assesses
  • Use TAFE/SEDA/work experience/older students (Year 6+)/parents to help run the assessment. Train them up and ensure they are adhering to the protocols
  • Admin support - providing a relief teacher so you can conduct assessments

 

7. Adding more students to an assessment

  1. Firstly, you must make sure the student has been added to your class. See 'Adding and Managing Students' for instructions
  2. Go into your 'Dashboard'
  3. Click on the three dots to the right of the assessment you created
  4. Select 'Modify'
  5. Keep selecting 'Next' until you get to 'Students'. The new student should show up on your list. You just need to tick their name to add them to the assessment
  6. Click 'Save' or 'Save and Run'.

 

8. Exporting assessment data

Important: To export assessment data, you need to be a KIDDO 'Manager' for your school. If you're a KIDDO Manager you will see a ⚙ ‘cog’ icon in the black bar at the top of your Dashboard. If you are not the KIDDO Manager, you will need to ask your KIDDO Manager to export the data or ask them to give you the Manager role as well.

To export assessment data:

  1. In the cog (management) section click on Results’
  2. Select the classroom you would like to export the data from. You can select multiple classrooms by holding down the ‘Shift’ key
  3. Alternatively, you can choose to filter by the assessment date
  4. Click ‘Filter’
  5. Click ‘Download CSV’. Your data will be exported into an Excel spreadsheet.

 

9. What skills should I assess and when?

KIDDO suggests the following assessment schedule. This is based on the skills being taught, managing the assessment load, the year group of the students, and capturing skill development. This is just a suggestion and can be modified for your school. You might only want to assess once or twice a year.

 Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4
Kindergarten/Pre-school   No assessmentBalance, Jump   Run, Bounce & CatchKick
FoundationBalance, Run, Jump, Bounce & Catch   Run, KickJump, Bounce & CatchBalance
Year 1All skillsJump, KickBounce & Catch, Balance   Kick
Year 2BalanceKick, RunJump, Bounce & CatchAll skills
Year 3-6**See note on assessment validation below.   

*The KIDDO FMS assessment is only validated for use until the end of Year 2. The Balance and Bounce and Catch assessments should not be used past Year 2 as there is a limit to the score that can be achieved and these assessments are no longer able to differentiate effectively between different levels of proficiency. The Run, Jump, and Kick assessments can continue to be used if you wish to keep tracking progress as students will continue to show improvement with ongoing opportunities plus teaching and learning. From Years 3-6, it is important to continue providing the opportunity for students to use skills in contexts such as sports and invasion games.

 

10. Changing the assessment date

You can assess whenever you like simply by clicking on the ‘Assess Now’ button which is located on your Overview page within the class Dashboard.

When you create a program, you can input an assessment date of your choosing.

 

11. Can you delete an assessment?

You can only delete an assessment if it doesn't contain any results. 

To delete it, click on the three dots on the right side of the assessment and click 'Delete'. 

Once there are results entered it cannot be deleted, however, you can delete or edit individual results if you wish. To delete or edit individual results, the easiest way is to click on the three dots to the right of the assessment and select 'Bulk entry'. Go to the selected student, click on the arrow to the right of their name, and either delete or edit the result entered. Your change will be saved automatically.

 

12. What do I do if a student refuses to complete an assessment challenge?

If a student refuses to complete an assessment challenge, please leave their results blank and make a note in the ‘Comments’ section for that particular challenge. If you mark them as ‘0’, the percentile rankings will be affected. 

 

13. Printing and customising reports

Printing Reports
  • Click on the 'Dashboard' button in the top right-hand side of the page (or the 'Dashboard' button next to your class if you teach multiple classes) 
  • Click on the subheading ‘Students’ (it’s between 'Lessons' and 'Insights')
  • Click on the box to the left side of the student’s name whose report you would like to print or click on the box at the top of the column to select all students. 
  • Once you have clicked a box next to a student, the option to ‘Download’ or ‘Email’ will appear at the top of the list of students. 
  • To print the reports, click ‘Download’, and select the report type that you would like to print, (either the percentile report or progress report). 
  • Click on ‘Prepare for download’ and then a pink ‘Download now’ box will appear. Click on this and the file will download to your computer, where you can then print the reports out.

Time-saving tip: To download all the reports for the students in the class at once click on the check box at the top of the column next to the name sub-heading. This then selects all students, and you can download all reports in one go and then print them.

How do I add my school logo to the reports?

You must be the manager of your school to be able to add the school logo or change the wording in the reports. In the ⚙ ‘cog’ management menu in the top right of the screen, click on ‘Reports’. In this section, you can add your logo and this will go onto all the reports.

How do I customise the wording of the reports?

You must be the manager of your school to be able to add the school logo or change the wording in the reports. In the ⚙ ‘cog’ management menu in the top right of the screen, click on ‘Reports’.  In this section, you can add your own wording for the introductory text in both the percentile report and progress reports.

If you change your mind and would like to use the default introductory text, just remove your text and save it, and then it will default back to KIDDO’s standard text.

Step-by-step guide to creating an assessment

  

Step-by-step guide to assessment insights and reporting