Literacy Screening tools for your classroom

<span class='green-color'>Literacy Screening tools for your classroom</span>

Tracking the literacy development of students is central to the PLD process. PLD views every primary classroom as different, as each classroom has a specific range in student ability. The placement tests identify exactly what learning needs exist within the class and thereby highlight the targeted teaching that is required. Each free-to-download screen is relatively time-efficient to administer and the results can be integrated within the ready-to-use tracking sheets.

The screening tools can be administered:

  • To the whole class, as a beginning of the year placement test to identify the range of literacy needs.
  • Following a period of explicit instruction, as a ‘progress check’ to determine if students have acquired the concepts and are ready to progress to the next stages or skills.
  • When individual students are experiencing difficulty, and require small group or modified instruction.

Download the Screening Tools for your year group


When to schedule literacy screening and assessments
Establishing a consistent screening and tracking process

Many of the literacy screening tools are linked to the 2020 PLD Tracking Spreadsheets. Start tracking your student’s progress today, request a copy now. For more information on how to establish a consistent screening and tracking process in your school or classroom, click here.

Early Years Screening ToolsView All

Kindergarten (WA, QLD, SA, TAS) Preschool (ACT, NT, NSW, VIC)

Foundation Screening ToolsView All

Pre-Primary (WA) Kindergarten (NSW, ACT) Preparatory (QLD, VIC, TAS) Reception (SA) Transition (NT)

Year 1 & 2 Screening ToolsView All
Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Screening ToolsView All