Performance Reports and Offers of Placement
All children who sit the Academic Selective Entrance Test (ASET) receive an ASET Performance Report. If your child also receives an Offer of Placement, you must respond to secure their place.
ASET Performance Reports
All Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program applicants who sit the Academic Selective Entrance Test (ASET) receive an ASET Performance Report.
In 2022, more than 5,500 students in Years 6, 8, 9 and 10 completed the ASET.
- Academic Selective Entrance Test (ASET)
- Reading the ASET Performance Report
- Minimum entrance scores
- Preference changes
- Requesting a results check for the ASET
The ASET is comprised of four individual tests, each one designed to assess different skills, strategies and higher-order thinking in a specific context, for example, working scientifically, thinking mathematically or reading for analysis.
Test items are designed to be difficult and it is unlikely for any applicant to achieve the maximum score in any test. All test questions are trialled and evaluated to ensure their efficacy in identifying the most suitable students.
The ASET is vastly different from, and much more complex than, school-based assessments. NAPLAN provides specific measure of skill ability and cannot be compared to ASET results.
You will receive your child's electronic ASET Performance Report via email.
The electronic report will state the standard scores for each component, as well as your child’s Total Standard Score (TSS) which is the sum of the four components.
These scores are ‘standard scores’ determined by the ranking of your child’s score relative to others. They do not represent a percentage or percentile rank.
Placement into an Academic program is based on the TSS. In order for children to be considered for Academic programs only, they must score a minimum TSS of 210. However, due to high competition for specific schools or programs, the actual TSS required for entry is often higher.
To be considered for a Languages program, children need to achieve the minimum benchmark TSS. They may then be invited to interview.
Consideration for Arts selection is based partly on the ASET and partly on your child’s performance in other selection tasks.
To help you gain an understanding of your child’s likelihood for placement in Year 7 in 2024, you can compare your child’s TSS with the minimum entrance scores that resulted in placement in previous years.
It is important to remember that as the pool of applicants changes each year, previous scores should be used as a guide only and not as a guarantee for placement.
- This table should be applied to the Year 7 intake only. Scores for older years will vary as they depend on a much smaller amount of available vacancies.
|Program||2016 score||2017 score||2018 score||2019 score||2020 score||2021 |
|Albany Senior High School||-||-||-||-||-||210.0|
|Bunbury Senior High School||210.62||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.0|
|Bob Hawke College||-||-||New in 2020||229.55||231.61||234.65|
|Carine Senior High School||-||-||New in 2020||218.34||221.26||221.42|
|Comet Bay College||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.0|
|Duncraig Senior High School||216.98||222.30||229.47||219.73||217.73||220.76|
|Ellenbrook Secondary College||-||-||-||-||210.00||210.0|
|Fremantle College||New in 2017||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.0|
|Governor Stirling Senior High School||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.0|
|Harrisdale Senior High School||-||-||-||New in 2021||220.26||222.17|
|Kelmscott Senior High School||210.43||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.0|
|Melville Senior High School||213.64||217.73||218.25||219.88||216.00||217.68|
|Perth Modern School||233.86||237.00||237.78||240.13||240.06||242.61|
|Willetton Senior High School||226.15||228.25||229.27||228.88||227.78||231.91|
|Selective Academic Program Online (country students only)||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.0|
The following minimum TSS was required to qualify for a languages program interview. These applicants' TSS was combined with the interview score to rank the applicant for placement.
|Program||2016 score||2017 score||2018 score||2019 score||2020 score||2021 |
|Mount Lawley Senior High School||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.00||210.0|
|Rossmoyne Senior High School||220.00||220.00||220.00||225.00||225.00||227.0|
Once you have received your child’s ASET Performance Report, you will have approximately 7 working days to change your child's preferences before the first round of offers. Options include:
- changing the order of your child's preferences
- reducing the amount of preferences
- removing one or more preferences and exchanging with another (limitations apply as below).
Preference change limitations
- Arts preference additions can be made providing the child has undertaken the necessary testing. For example, you will not be able to add the Drama program if the child has not gone through the Drama testing process.
- Languages preference additions can only be made prior to 4pm on Monday 22 May 2023 for the first round of offers. As consideration for Languages requires the scheduling of an interview, preference additions after this point will be valid for the second round of offers only.
Preference change requests must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results Check Requests
Parents who would like their child’s ASET Total Standard Score (TSS) checked for accuracy are able to lodge a request for a Results Check of one or more components. The Results Check Request form will be available on the website following the release of ASET Performance Reports. A link to the form will be included in the email that contains a child’s scores.
What is a Results Check?
The Results Check process is one of verification in which:
- A student’s data is hand-checked to ensure it is matched correctly to their test.
- Computer marked answer sheets are hand-checked to ensure that there were no errors in the scanning or marking processes.
- Examiner-marked components are reviewed by a senior examiner to ensure that the marking criteria have been appropriately applied.
In requesting a Results Check parent/carers acknowledge and agree to accept that:
- Their child’s TSS may remain the same.
- Their child’s TSS may be raised.
- Their child’s TSS may be lowered.
A Results Check cannot be used to request an investigation into a potential misalignment or ask for a review based on illness or other incident/misadventure, and which must be lodged as part of the Illness, Incident and Misadventure Review Request process within seven days of any child’s original testing date.
Results Check Requests must be lodged by the deadline communicated to families and which is generally seven days from the release of ASET Performance Reports.
Offers of Placement
Offers of Placement
After your child receives their ASET Performance Report, they may receive an Offer of Placement. You must respond to the Offer of Placement to secure their place in a Gifted and Talented Program.
How the offers process works - Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance programs
- Round 1 offers
- Round 2 offers
- Responding to offers
- Unsuccessful notifications
- Reserve Lists
- Change in circumstances
The first round of offers of placement for all programs will be emailed to successful applicants mid-June 2023.
Parents/carers will have the following options to respond to their offer:
Choosing ACCEPT in Round 1 means no other offers of placement will be made for Gifted and Talented Programs for 2024. Applicants who ACCEPT are bound to abide by the enrolment deadline that will be communicated to them by the school. Applicants who do not enrol by the deadline will be viewed as a WITHDRAW and the place will automatically be offered to the next ranking applicant.
Overseas and Interstate applicants
Families living outside of WA who accept their child’s offer of placement will be contacted by the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit (GTSU) regarding the residency criteria for students new or returning to WA. Eligibility will need to be confirmed prior to students commencing enrolment at the school.
Choosing Decline means the applicant is no longer interested in the offered placement, and the preference will be removed from their application.
Applicants who decline an offer of placement that is not their first preference will automatically be considered for their higher preferences in Round 2.
Applicants who decline a first preference offer, with no indication they wish to change their preference order, will not be considered for any further offers of placement for 2024.
Applicants who Decline their offer and have Visual Arts as a higher preference will automatically be included in the upcoming Visual Arts testing (time and place to be confirmed).
Choosing Withdraw means the applicant is no longer interested in any of their preferences, and will not be considered for any future offers of placement for 2024.
Applicants can only use the Hold option in Round 1 if they have been offered a place that is not their first preference. Choosing Hold means the Round 1 offer will remain valid in Round 2.
An applicant who has put their Round 1 offer on Hold will be automatically considered for a higher preference offer in Round 2. If they are successful for a higher preference offer, their original Round 1 offer will be automatically passed to the next eligible candidate. If they are unsuccessful for a higher preference offer, their original Round 1 offer will be reissued.
Note: Confirmation of Placement emails will be sent out on a date to be advised.
The second round of offers for all programs will be emailed to successful applicants mid-July 2023. Round 2 will offer all the places that were not filled in Round 1, as well as any offers that are the result of an increase in score following the remark appeal process.
There is no option to Hold a place in Round 2.
Parents/carers will have the following options to respond to their Round 2 offer of placement:
Accept - No Reserve List
Choosing this option means no other offers of placement will be made, regardless of preference order.
Applicants who accept an offer of placement are bound to abide by the strict enrolment deadline that will be communicated to them by the school. Applicants who do not enrol by the deadline will be viewed as a Withdrawal, and the place will automatically be offered to the next ranking applicant.
Accept - Yes Reserve List
This option is for applicants who wish to accept an offer which is not their first preference, but would like to remain on a Reserve List for potential future vacancies until the end of the year.
Applicants who take up this option are still bound by the enrolment timeline that will be communicated to them by the school, and will lose their place – in addition to their position on any reserve lists - if they fail to enrol by the deadline.
As with Round 1, choosing Decline means the applicant is no longer interested in that particular offer of placement, and the preference will be removed from their application.
Applicants who decline an offer of placement that is not their first preference will automatically be considered for Reserve Lists for their higher preferences.
Applicants who decline a first preference offer with no indication they wish to change their preference order will not be placed on any Reserve Lists for 2024.
As with Round 1, choosing Withdraw means the applicant is no longer interested in any of their preferences. They will not be placed on any Reserve Lists, nor considered for any future offers of placement for 2024.
Note: Confirmation of Placement emails will be sent out within ten (10) working days.
Offers of placement come from the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit (GTSU), not individual schools. Responses to all offers must be made in writing to GTSU, not the relevant school.
Parents/carers who do not respond to their offer of placement in writing to GTSU by the deadline stated in their offer email will be assumed to have withdrawn from the process, and their offer will be issued to the next eligible applicant.
Applicants who do not qualify for an offer of placement in either Rounds 1 or 2 will be notified by email early August 2023.
Reserve Lists for all programs will remain active until 1 December in any given year. Any places that become available between the end of Round 2 and this date will be offered to applicants next ranked on the Reserve List.
Offers of placement from the Reserve List will be made by phone, and parents/carers will typically have up to 48 hours to accept or decline the placement.
Applicants who did not receive an offer of placement in Rounds 1 or 2 will be automatically placed on a Reserve List if both:
- the program is included in their preferences
- they have attained the minimum requirement for consideration for the particular program.
Any places that remain unfilled at the close of the Reserve List or become available after the close of the Reserve List will be put into the pool of vacancies for the next intake year.
Note: The next entry point after Year 7 is Year 9, followed by Years 10 and 11. Applicants who are unsuccessful for their desired program are free to apply in subsequent intake years.
If your child is no longer able to take up the placement they have previously accepted, you must immediately notify both:
- the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit (GTSU)
- the relevant school.
This allows us to offer the placement to the next ranked applicant as soon as possible.