Yesterday the NSW Department of Education announced that due to COVID-19 there will be changes to the key dates of the Opportunity Class Placement Test this year. The announcement reads “To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the decision has been made to delay the OC placement test until later in the year.”
Despite the unfolding crisis, the opportunity class placement test will still go ahead in 2020.
As this test needs to be conducted in a supervised environment, the department has stated that “social distancing guidelines currently in place make it difficult to implement a large-scale assessment” and as such, the decision was made to delay the test.
New key dates, such as when applications open and close, and the new date of the OC placement test, have yet to be announced. We will keep you informed as soon as the new dates are confirmed.
Opportunity Classes are offered in government primary schools and cater to academically gifted students with high potential. There are 76 primary schools with opportunity classes across NSW. Over 12,000 applications are received each year, with students sitting the OC placement test in Year 4 for entry in Year 5.
We are here to support you through this time, if you have any questions, or would like to discuss this matter further, please contact us.