BASE7 and BASE9 Value Added

The baseline assessments (BASE) are largely curriculum-free. It measures students’ strengths and weaknesses across four sub-scales: literacy, numeracy, visual/non-verbal and processing. The baseline assessments (BASE) cover generic and transferable skills which are necessary for successful academic study and are a good predictor of later academic achievement.

Detailed online feedback is provided to set targets and report on the value-added at the student, subject and schoolwide level. The data is useful for annual reports and school improvement plans and is broken down by gender, ethnicity and ability groupings.

Value-added assessment using a baseline test in the beginning of Year 7 and English, mathematics and science tests at the end of Year 8. 

Administration

  • CAM (Centre for Assessment and Monitoring) provides the baseline assessment booklets at the beginning of Year 7.
  • Schools send booklets back to CAM for marking and analysis.
  • Schools receive raw results and standardised feedback for this baseline assessment.
  • CAM provides curriculum-based assessments administered at the end of Term 3 in Year 8.
  • Schools send Year 8 booklets back to CAM for marking and analysis.
  • Schools receive raw results for the Year 8 assessment.
  • In mid November, schools receive value-added feedback for Years 7 to 8 in English, mathematics and science.

BASE7 Audio  Right-click on Audio file to download and save to desktop or USB.

Value-added assessment using a baseline test in the beginning of Year 9 and NCEA results at the end of Year 11. Optional value-added feedback is available at the end of Year 10. Students will sit additional curriculum based tests in English, mathematics, science and social studies. 

Administration

  • CAM (Centre of Assessment and Monitoring) provides the baseline assessment booklets at the beginning of Year 9.
  • Schools send booklets back to CAM for marking and analysis.
  • Schools receive raw results and standardised feedback for this baseline assessment.
  • At the end of February following Year 11, schools receive value-added feedback for the period from Years 9 to 11 in 18-22 Year 11 subjects.

BASE9 Audio  Right-click on Audio file to download and save to desktop or USB.

Year 10 option (for currently registered schools only):

  • Your school can indicate an interest in measuring value-added in English, mathematics, science and social studies in Year 10 when you register for the BASE9 project.
  • When your students reach Year 10, you will be asked for confirmation of your interest and you will be sent a Year 10 registration form in the new year.
  • Students sit the four 20-min assessments sequentially at the end of Term 3 when they are in Year 10.
  • Value-added results from the Year 9 baseline to Year 10 are released to the school in December that year.

Value-added assessments feedback examples

View value-added assessment feedback from Aotearoa College

Prices

A non-refundable deposit of $450 is required. The deposit will be deducted from the final invoice.

Please note that prices are exclusive of GST.

Number of students Cost per cohort Cost per student
1 - 60 $195 $14.50
61 - 100 $375 $11.50
101 - 200 $675 $8.50
201 - 300 $1275 $5.50
301 or more $1875 $3.50

Optional - VA-7, VA-9, VA-10 (for schools currently registered in BASE7 and/or BASE9 only)

Cost is $6.00 + GST per student.

BASE resources