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ACER- PAT-R Reading Written Test

In this section we are going to learn how to create the data needed to import your PAT written testing into SPA.

IF YOU ARE DOING THE ACER ONLINE PAT TESTING YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE THESE TEMPLATES.

If you are doing the Online ACER testing please refer to the ACER Online Testing Manual found here.

Step 1: Download the PAT-R Reading Written template.

Step 1: Download the PAT-R Reading Written template.

To Do this

  1. Log into your SPA account
  2. Click Help & Instructions in the menu system on the left
  3. Then Select Instructions/Templates from the dropdown list.

1a: Once at the download screen click on "ACER PAT Reading Template" from the menu system.

1a: Once at the download screen click on "ACER PAT Reading Template" from the menu system.

You file should now download to your computer. The default location for downloads on your computer is in the downloads folder.

1b: Save the file to your computer

Once you have clicked on the template your computer will either download the file directly to your downloads folder or it will ask you where you would like to save the file.

Save the file to a location where you can easily access it.

Step 2: Open the Template

Step 2: Open the Template

Open the downloaded template. Making sure to click "Enable Macros" when opening the file.

Once opened it should look like this.

Once opened it should look like this.

Step 3: Select the test you would like to mark.

Step 3: Select the test you would like to mark.
  1. Click on the appropriate button to select the correct Test Booklet proforma to complete.

Step 4: Fill out all of the information in Column A-F

Step 4: Fill out all of the information in Column A-F

For each student

  1. Enter the Date (when test was sat) (pay attention to the correct date format dd/mm/yy
  2. Year Level
  3. Home Group (optional)
  4. Student Name (first and last)
  5. Student ID (Student No.)

Please Note! These are self marking templates. Please be very careful not to remove the formatting on the cells and any formulas that are in them otherwise the templates will not work correctly.

Step 5: Entering the Student Responses

Step 5: Entering the Student Responses

For each question you have 3 options to enter the results

1. Enter their response Y/N or A,B,C,D depending on the template (their score will be calculated automatically)

OR

2. Enter their Raw Score (Pat Score will be calculated automatically)

OR

3. Enter their PAT Score

Step 6: Save the file

Once you have entered all the results into the template you are now ready to save the file to your computer.

Step 7: Upload You Student ID File.

All you need to do now is upload this file to SPA the same way you usually would upload files.

If you have not done this before please refer to the "Uploading your data" section of the manual.

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