Practice material

ACER produces the only official STAT preparation material. There are currently three types of preparation materials available: an online STAT Written English test with automatic scoring, an online STAT Multiple Choice test and two downloadable publications in the form of (PDF) e-books (hard copies are not available). 

To purchase

  1. Create an ACER User Account
  2. Login to your ACER User Account.
  3. Go to the ‘Practice Tests’ tab and select ‘Purchase Practice Tests’.
  4. Practice materials are available in your ACER User Account as soon as your purchase is successfully completed. Instructions for access are emailed to you after the transaction is completed.

 

Practice Test

Format

Summary Content

Cost (AUD)
Incl. GST

STAT Practice Test 1

(No circulation of booklet is permitted. Booklet is watermarked with your name and email address.)

PDF e-booklet
(download and print)

  • 70 multiple-choice questions
  • Similar difficulty level to the real test
  • Different questions to those in the free STAT Candidate Information Booklet and from STAT Practice Test 2
  • Answers and explanations of worked examples are provided
  • Sample essay prompts for the STAT Written English test
  • 1 year access online from date of purchase
  • Print up to two times

$35.00

STAT Practice Test 2

(No circulation of booklet is permitted. Booklet is watermarked with your name and email address.)

 

PDF e-booklet
(download and print)

  • 35 multiple-choice questions
  • Similar difficulty level to the real test
  • Different questions to those in the free STAT Candidate Information Booklet and from STAT Practice Test 1
  • Answers provided
  • 1 year access online from date of purchase
  • Print up to two times

$22.00

STAT Practice Test 3 

 

 

Online
  • 35 multiple-choice questions
  • Similar difficulty level to the real test
  • Different questions to those in the free STAT Candidate Information Booklet and from STAT Practice Test 1 and 2
  • Answers provided
  • 1 year access online from date of purchase
$22.00

STAT Practice Test  4 


(STAT Written English only required by institutions in WA, Vic/Tas and NSW/ACT)

Online

  • Submit two short pieces of writing, each addressing a specific prompt
  • Aim to complete your short essays in one hour, like the real test
  • Instant automatic scoring provided
  • A percentile band and a score range are provided to you immediately on submission of both essays
  • If both short essays are not submitted at the same time, you will not receive a score. Note: detailed feedback and critiquing of your writing is not provided
  • Test can be completed once only, per payment

    NOTE: there is only one set of essay prompts available for the STAT Written English Practice Test. Different prompts are not generated for any additional purchases.

$32.00

Online vs paper-based test

Practice Test Booklets 1 & 2 are PDF booklets that may be downloaded to your computer and printed. The format reflects a paper-based test experience. The test questions contained in these booklets are relevant for both paper-based and online test experiences.

Practice Test 3 reflects the Multiple Choice, online test experience. If you are sitting STAT online you will not need to fill in an answer sheet or demographic details, you will select your answers on the screen by clicking a button. The test questions are relevant for both paper-based and online test experiences.

Practice Test 4 reflects the Written English, online test experience. The essay prompts and essay writing practice is valid for both paper-based and online test experiences.

Additional information about the online and paper-based testing formats can be found in the candidate information booklet.

Currency of practice material

Practice materials are not updated annually. If you have purchased practice materials in the past, please email stat@acer.org to determine if the practice material has changed since your last purchase.

Automatic scoring for online STAT Written English Test

To enable automatic scoring, several hundred responses to the prompts were marked using a criterion-referenced analytical marking guide. Responses were hand marked (double marked and adjudicated where necessary) using the STAT marking guide. The scores were Rasch analysed and a measurement scale was calibrated. Finally, the scores were loaded to the automatic marking system to create a computer model that replicates manual scoring and can ‘mimic’ the way markers assign scores.

Interpreting practice test results

The practice material is intended to provide guidance on the types of questions you will have to answer when sitting the STAT test(s). It does not necessarily reflect the full range of questions or their difficulty.

Please be aware that there are many factors that may influence your performance during the actual test. Your practice test score is not a guaranteed indication of how you will perform on the actual test. It is not possible to calculate an indicative scaled score from a practice test.

Additional practice material

The STAT Candidate Information Booklet and the STAT Practice Tests (detailed in the table above) provide the only source of practice questions available for STAT.
Past test papers are not released.

Refunds and queries

Except as otherwise required by law, no refunds will be given for the purchase of any STAT preparation materials.
Any questions about your order should be directed to stat@acer.org.