IBT@Home

Designed to support tutors and parents to gain insights into their child’s learning progress.

IBT@Home draws from the popular IBT assessments, used by schools around the world since 2007, to offer reliable assessments in English, Mathematics and Science for Grades 3-10.

Online, on demand testing for students in Grades 3–10

IBT@Home offers a reliable, annual assessment to help you understand and support your child’s learning progress.

The IBT@Home solution enables you to:

  • Compare your child's performance to an international cohort
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in your child’s learning
  • Assess deep conceptual understanding rather than simple recall of facts
  • Recognise learning achievement, and monitor progress over time

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IBT@Home tests

In English the skills assessed are: locating information, inferring, predicting, drawing conclusions and reasoning. Students are not asked merely to retrieve information from a passage; they are asked to make inferences, form judgements and reflect on the texts. Questions addressing higher-order thinking skills are used to ascertain whether a student can 'read between the lines' and understand subtlety and nuance in the English language.

Assessed English strands

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

In Mathematics the skills assessed include interpreting data, inferring, predicting, drawing conclusions, reasoning and problem solving. For Mathematics questions, students are asked to make sense of mathematical concepts in everyday situations. IBT Mathematics is not about simply remembering rules and procedures; it requires students to use higher-order thinking skills to apply their mathematical skills to solve problems.

Assessed Mathematics strands

  • Number
  • Measurement
  • Space
  • Chance and Data

In Science the skills assessed include: observing and measuring, interpreting data, inferring, predicting, drawing conclusions, reasoning and problem solving. Students are asked to apply scientific principles to particular problems. IBT Science not only assesses students' knowledge of science, it assesses whether students are capable of applying this knowledge to given contexts. Many of the questions are based on scientific enquiry.

Assessed Science strands

  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science

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IBT@Home assessments are designed to support:

  • Home-schooling parents and carers
  • Parents and carers in remote-learning contexts
  • Tutors

Easy-to-understand reports

Individual Student Report

Provides information on how your child performed in comparison to students internationally. It includes subject-specific feedback on every question and a summary of strengths and areas for improvement.

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Insights and actions from your IBT@Home report
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IBT: improving learning since 2007

1.07 million
students assessed
2.4 million
global assessments
700+
schools worldwide

IBT countries

  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • Yemen

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A message from our global assessment expert

ACER chief executive Professor Geoff Masters – a renowned expert in educational measurement – talks about Progressive Achievement, a revolutionary new way of thinking about assessment that powers the IBT.

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ACER: bringing international expertise to schools worldwide

ACER is a not-for-profit educational research organisation with a mission to improve learning. ACER is trusted by schools around the globe to provide reliable, valid and evidence-based assessments, delivering more than 7 million assessments every year through our cutting edge online platform.

Pricing

Individual tests $11.50 (AUD) per test

What to expect when purchasing IBT @ Home

Step 1: Visit the ACER online shop to purchase the assessments.
Step 2: Immediately after purchase you will receive an email with instructions for registering your child in the online assessment system. After you have registered your child, please email ibt@acer.org to advise including your child’s name and order number (found on your tax invoice).
Step 3: The IBT team will assign the test(s) in your child’s account within 2 business days and then your child can login to the assessments at any time to complete them.
Step 4: After your child has completed the assessments you can immediately download the Student Report from your child’s account.