Scheduling Screening & Tracking Foundation

Foundation Assessment Schedule

Year Level: Foundation

The following Foundation full year assessment schedule and scope and sequence have been extracted from the Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual. Within this download, outlines have been provided as a general term-by-term guide from which schools can adapt their scheduling. While some students will progress faster and some slower, these plans should be considered for the bulk of students.

Screening and tracking is an essential part of the PLD process, click here for tips on establishing a consistent screening and tracking process in Foundation.

This download is for Foundation, access the other assessment schedules below:

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  • Foundation Assessment Schedule
    Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual

    The Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual outlines step-by-step instructions including what and when to screen, the materials required, time allocations and discontinue rules. We recommended that the screens are administered following a solid period of repeated targeted instruction as outlined in the PLD Foundation Teaching Sequence Manual. In this way, the screens function as a check-in […]

    The Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual outlines step-by-step instructions including what and when to screen, the materials required, time allocations and discontinue rules. We recommended that


  • Foundation Assessment Schedule
    Private: Whole School Phonic Placement Screen

    The Phonic Placement Screen is designed to quickly establish the range in ability within a class, and provide the stages for which explicit, structured teaching is required.

    The Phonic Placement Screens are designed to track the development of single-word spelling based upon PLD’s Structured Synthetic Phonics sequence. The information gained will highlight


  • Foundation Assessment Schedule
    Foundation Pre-Literacy Screen

    Revised for 2020.

    The Foundation Pre-Literacy Screens have been designed to profile the acquisition of core literacy precursor skills that will impact later reading, spelling and phonic development.


  • Foundation Assessment Schedule
    Early Reading Screen – Foundation

    Tracking the emergence of early decoding and word reading.

    The Early Reading Screen – Foundation is designed to track the emergence of decoding and word reading. The screen can be used to track skill


  • Foundation Assessment Schedule
    PLD’s Alignment to the Australian National Curriculum

    How does PLD align to the Australian National Curriculum?

    In the attached download we have outlined where PLD applies to each year level, the content code and descriptor and the related PLD programs.  


  • PLD’s Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework
    PLD’s Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework

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