The number modules of JAM (replacing the diagnostic interview 'NumPA') are available for years 1-3. There are 2 JAM assessments available and we've included a summary of the changes from the first edition.

Recording JAM assessments

There are 2 JAM assessments available:

  1. JAM - this is based on the original Recording Sheet which includes 9 Modules

  2. JAM (2nd Ed) - this is based on the revised (as at Sept 2013) Recording Sheet and includes 11 modules

For both versions of the JAM ('Junior Assessment of Mathematics') assessment, results can be added, edited and deleted for individual students multiple times. For each Module select the result from the dropdown which displays the Strategy or Knowledge Stage for each level. To allow the modules to be assessed over more than one occasion, a separate "Date Assessed" can be recorded for each Module. See below for summary of changes.

Assessment Analysis

In Analysis, all the assessment results are displayed for the Student, Class and Year level tab views. This is available to export, print, or view.

JAM changes (2014)

The number framework and the mathematics standards have been further aligned and outline early and at
within the curriculum levels
Number: Modules one and two
  • Stages 2-3 have been joined together in the number strategy section as the behavioural indicator relates to counting all.
  • A fraction strategy stage, (either stage 2-3, or stage 4), can be assigned from the responses to task 2B.
There is an explanatory note at the bottom of the behavioural indicators (Teachers’ Guide, page 7).
Number knowledge: Modules three, four and five
  • Behavioural indicators align with the Number Framework and provide indicators for stage 0-5.
  • There have been minor changes made to the numbers used in the forwards and backwards counting sequences.
Number knowledge (fractions): Module six
  • The stages of 0-1 and 2-3, have been combined and clear indicators of what each stage means is outlined.
  • See the notes on the bottom of page 12 of the Teachers’ Guide for further information.
Number knowledge (grouping and place value knowledge): Module seven
  • There are three new tasks in this section to align more with the Number Framework knowledge section.
  • These tasks also use the subitising cards that are the copy-masters for task 7A.
  • The new tasks are: 7A (ii), 7A (iii) and 7A (iv).
  • There is also a new picture in the Assessment Booklet for task 7C.
  • The behavioural indicators have been staged from stage 0-5.
Number knowledge (basic facts knowledge) Module eight Behavioural indicator stages 0-1 are combined, stages 2-5 all have individual indicators.
Strand modules
  • Modules nine to eleven have had minor language alterations to enable further clarification and to align more with the language children use and understand.
  • All of the behavioural indicators describe curriculum levels from pre level 1 to early and at for both level 1 and level 2.
Student response record sheet
  • The indicators should align with the behavioural indicators described in the Teachers’ Guide.
  • The left hand side also indicates when to use the assessment booklet for a task and provides space to
  • circle correct responses for some tasks.
  • Where possible pictorial representations have been replicated from the Teachers’ Guide to the student response record sheet.
Assessment Booklet
  • Minor adjustments have made in terms of shading in the fraction section.
  • The basic facts examples are now in this booklet and you no longer need a set of cards for these.
  • There is now a picture of coloured sticks for task 7A.


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