ESSA is a statewide Science assessment program based on the NSW Science Years 7-10 Syllabus, which mandates the teaching of science in contexts that assist students to see the relevance of science and to make meaning of scientific knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes.
The ESSA test is an interactive multimedia assessment called ESSAonline. ESSAonline 2013 will occur between Monday 11 November and Friday 15 November.
Ideally, students will be scheduled to complete the test on a single day during this period. However, schools may elect to schedule their students across multiple sessions and/or days during this period.
Download a parent information sheet (PDF 35kB) about the test.