Screening is a PLD area of strength. For each age range, we have a collection of non-standardised screening tools that are available within our programs and for download. Use this assessment schedule to refine your whole school literacy strategy or plan your literacy classroom assessments.

Most of the screening tools mentioned in this 2020 Literacy downloadable assessment schedule can be downloaded directly from the Screening Tools section of our website or are contained within the recent versions of the Phonic Sight Word Sequence.

Many of the tools are also linked to the PLD tracking sheets. You can request a copy of the 2020 PLD tracking sheets here. It is recommended that you keep these spreadsheets in the ‘cloud’ so that they are constantly available to all staff in one place.

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  • Whole School Literacy Strategy Assessment Schedule 2020
    The 2019/20 Phonic & Sight Word Sequence Placement Test

    The Phonic Sight Word Sequence placement test, is designed to very quickly establish the range in ability within a class, and provide the stages or levels for which explicit, structured teaching is required.

    Furthermore, the class profile data can easily be plotted on excel or Google sheets. Upon request, these school tracking sheets can be supplied free of

  • Whole School Literacy Strategy Assessment Schedule 2020
    Foundation Pre-literacy Screen

    The tracking of student skill development is central to the PLD process.

    From Term 1, pre-reading and pre-spelling skills should be explicitly taught. Please refer to the ‘Whole School Literacy Plan’ booklet. The Foundation pages outline a

  • Whole School Literacy Strategy Assessment Schedule 2020
    Early Years Pre-literacy Screening

    The tracking of student skill development is central to the PLD process.

    Even from the Early Years, 1 minute sub-tests should be scheduled each term, so that over the school year students ideally should acquire each of

  • Whole School Literacy Strategy Assessment Schedule 2020
    Early Reading Profile – Year 1 and 2

    The ‘Early Reading Profile’ presents an evidence based alternative to whole language type reading assessments.

    It is a quick single word reading assessment. It presents words that gradually increase in length and phonic complexity. The progression reflects PLD’s structured synthetic


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