Getting Ahead with PAT

Learning Focus
Literacy and Numeracy
Start Date
29 Aug, 2022
Enrol by
22 Aug, 2022

15 hour self-paced online program

Program Description

This 15 hour online program focuses on using PAT to inform decisions about teaching and learning programs, communicating progress and setting goals for growth across a school. It is designed for educators who are familiar with PAT and wish to learn more about its potential to focus on whole school improvement strategies.
It is of particular value to in-school coaches, curriculum leaders and those responsible for school improvement planning.

Participants access the course using ACER’s online platform and complete at their own pace (with check-in points and due dates for tasks) with support from an ACER facilitator.

Practical classroom-based tasks are provided for between-session learning using data from the participant’s school/class. Two assessment tasks are included in the course. Participants will need to allocate time to complete these tasks.

The program also supports the intent of the DoE Assessment Strategy.

Participants will receive a certificate from ACER following successful completion and will be asked to complete a short feedback form on their experiences with the learning platform and course to inform future PL planning.

*Please note:

  • it is important to consider the time commitment that will be involved in completing this course when making your decision to enrol
  • enrolment is a commitment to the course and any request for withdrawal during the course will incur full cost to the school.

Schools will be invoiced and required to pay the cost of the program. On successful completion of the course, schools will be reimbursed by Curriculum Services for the full costs for up two participants.

Further information:

Program Outcomes
  • Analyse and critically evaluate a range of PAT data and reports;
  • Identify teaching strategies that differentiate learning for different students/groups; and use PAT data to target learning needs of different students and groups.
Australian Professional Standards


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning


Leading teaching and learning

Developing self and others

Leading improvement, innovation and change

Location, Date & Time

The link to the meeting platform will be sent to participants prior to the session by ACER.

Online – Introductory Webinar – 3:30pm – 4:00pm

  • Monday 29 August 2022

This 10 hour online program concludes on Monday 14 November  2022.