Prepare for the Check (20 items)

Setting up

Go to the Number Check registration page to set up your school, classes and Check. For detailed information, see the FAQs.

Your tasks as teacher:

  • Familiarise yourself with the support materials so you feel confident managing the process and ensure the Check runs smoothly for you and your student. 
  • Conduct the Number Check one-on-one with your Year 1 students.

Familiarise yourself

Read the Teachers guide, which gives detailed instructions for how to use the Number Check. The teachers guide includes curriculum links, tips on preparation, materials needed, sample scripts, and instructions on how to record student responses.

If you’re working online, you’ll need:

If you’re working offline, you’ll need:

Scoring preparation

Scoring the Number Check

Before you begin using the Number Check with your students, familiarise yourself with some of the guidelines around effectively and efficiently scoring your students’ responses. The Number Check scoring guide provides useful advice.

You’ll use the online Check, or the paper-based Answer sheet if running the Check offline, to record whether your students answer problems correctly or not.

Got it or Not yet?

When you’re scoring your students’ responses, use the online Check prompts or the Number Check scoring guide to help you decide whether the students have ‘Got it’ or ‘Not yet’.

Annotating student responses

Recording both correct and incorrect student responses will help you analyse the data collected by the Number Check. The online Check and the Number Check scoring guide provide scoring guidance, or you may prefer to develop your own approach.

For example, for question 8: Start counting from 62. I’ll tell you when to stop. (73)

Got it: 

Student counts sequentially from 62 by ones to 73. 

Student counts sequentially from 63 by ones to 73. 

Student clarifies starting number or counting by number, and then correctly counts sequentially by ones from 62 to 73. 

Not yet: 

Student does not count sequentially by ones from 62 to 73.