The Insight Assessment Platform and ICON
This page contains the following information:
Information about the Insight Assessment Platform
Preconditions for gaining access to the Insight Assessment Platform for CECV ICON schools
Instructions for how ICON schools log into the the Insight Assessment Platform
Issues and troubleshooting FAQs
The Insight Assessment Platform (Insight) is an online assessment platform. It assists teachers to assess student progress and apply more targeted teaching practices through its powerful data analytics and reporting capabilities. Teachers can review student assessment data for diagnostic, formative and summative purposes.
Insight has four assessment instruments, with more under development, as follows:
English Online Interview (EOI), targeting Years F–2
Mathematics Online Interview (MOI), targeting Years F–2
Fractions and Decimals Online Interview (FDOI), targeting Years 5–10
Transition Learning and Development Statement (TLDS), targeting Kindergarten–Year F.
For more information about these instruments, see the Assessment Tools section of the Insight webpage.
Support for ICON Schools
ACCESS and data issues for Insight – ICON schools who have issues with accessing the Insight Assessment Platform or with data in Insight should refer to Frequently Asked Questions - Insight Assessment Platform for ICON Schools document. If the issue is not resolved schools should then contact the Service Desk.
HOW to use Insight –
For questions regarding MOI please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding EOI please contact email@example.com
TECHNICAL issues when using the Insight Platform – Insight team firstname.lastname@example.org
How do ICON schools get access to the Insight Assessment Platform
One of the benefits of a school migrating to the ICON platform is that schools will be able to almost immediately gain access to the Insight Assessment Platform. However, some conditions must be in place before this access can occur.
The preconditions for access to the Insight Assessment Platform are:
Schools must have transitioned to ICON eAdmin
Schools are required to have timetable data in eSIS (teachers, linked to class & students): QRG: Generating a Timetable in eSIS
The class codes in eSIS must be standard codes and remain consistent during the year to prevent Insight data linked to a class being broken. (When a school migrates to ICON, standard class codes in eSIS will be linked to class descriptions migrated from previous legacy student administration systems) Refer: ICON Standard Class Codes fact sheet.
Students require a unique ICON identity code. A unique identity is generated in ICON by linking the student in IDAM. For new ICON schools this is done during onboarding, for existing ICON schools the process is outlined in How to View & Create Student's IDAM Login)
Scroll to the bottom of the page. The school sector/service buttons will appear.
Select the CECV button. The CECV Log In screen will appear.
Staff will enter their current CNumber/CEO login and password. The Insight Home screen will appear (see image above).
Accessing the Insight Assessment Platform
Your school must be registered on Insight, and teachers, students and classes set up. For Victorian Catholic schools if your school uses ICON, it can then be registered on Insight, and your teachers, students and classes will be automatically set up. The accuracy of data on Insight will be determined by the accuracy of the data entered into ICON.
From June 2020, ICON schools will be registered on Insight if they have timetable information in ICON eSIS. Once ICON schools have been registered they will receive an email from CEO diocesan staff that includes an Insight Assessment guide.
Issues and Troubleshooting
Access to the Insight Platform
Schools migrating to ICON from 2020 onwards will be provided access to the Insight Assessment Platform soon after they transition to ICON. Teachers are linked with class and students based on data within ICON eSIS.
When the school is able to access the Insight Assessment Platform they receive an email with instructions and access guides from CEO learning and teaching staff.
Schools that migrated to ICON prior to 2020, but did not have the required data in eSIS, should contact the Service Desk and request access to the Insight Assessment Platform.
School has access to Insight but teachers do not see all of the students in the class
The student data that is sent from ICON to VCAA for access to Insight relies on all students having an ICON ID. If some, or most students are missing when teachers log in to the Insight Assessment Platform the school can view those students without ICON IDs. An ICON ID can then be generated for the student or students. Once this task is completed the data will be sent to Insight and refreshed overnight.
The school was already using the Insight Platform prior to becoming an ICON school and is not sure if previous data will still be linked to their school or teacher account.
If your school has already had access to Insight prior to migrating to ICON, VCAA can see that old student assessment records are merged with new records. If the school has a question about this they should contact the Insight team via email: email@example.com.