Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA)
OLNA is an online literacy and numeracy assessment. It is an assessment that students need to pass to successfully meet the required standard in Literacy and Numeracy. Students who have not achieved Band 8 in the year 9 component of the National Naplan are required to sit the OLNA. The assessments require students to demonstrate skills that are regarded as essential to meet the demands of daily life.
Why Subscribe to OLNAWA?
OLNAWA is a program put together to aid students who have not yet achieved the required standard in all components of the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.
It is particularly relevant to ESL (English as a second language), EALD (English as an Additional Language/Dialect) and LBOTE (Language Background other than English) students.
The numeracy component is scaffolded, and the language used throughout the program is user-friendly. Most quizzes have hints, and all quizzes have full solutions.
Road to Success
Numeracy (1210 Qs): Each student’s achievement is monitored by the success in completing the practice tests. The practice tests are colour coded starting with blue (20 questions) and finishing with purple (45 questions). Each practice has extra questions that include a new area (strand) of mathematics. By the end of the program, it is expected that the student will reach OLNA 5 (purple). Once this is achieved then success in the next round of the actual online assessment is more probable. To be successful, it is most important that students monitor their time. Each question should take no more than a minute to answer as too much time spent on any one question may lead to the student running out of time. The quizzes are designed to aid the participant in managing their responses so that all questions are answered promptly. Quizzes are of two types-point of error and complete and check. All quizzes display full solutions.
Reading (610 Qs): This component has three skill builders followed by a full practice. This process is repeated six times. The full practices replicate what the students view on the day. Quizzes are of two types-point of error and complete and check. All quizzes offer full solutions.
Writing (8 prompts): Students have a choice of eight prompts to write responses. Each response has sample responses that students can compare to their own. There are hints and advice on how to tackle each prompt.
What does the student know about the topic? This is a list of questions that the student attempts “cold” to give the tutor/teacher an idea of where the student is at.
Follows the background check and is given to those students who demonstrate proficiency in the skills present in the background section. The students working on the Skill builder have yet to require guidance in work to date. These questions are wordier and make use of the skills covered in the background section of the program.
Given to those students who require more practice to consolidate their understanding of the concept. These students would have received some conferencing following the background and skill builder quizzes.
Attempted once the student has satisfactorily completed the Background, Skill builder and/or Module. The practice quizzes are designed to give the students the importance of monitoring their time. The five practice quizzes have time limits of between 20 and 60 minutes. The six final quizzes replicate the online assessment that the student will sit in March and/or September.
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