Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Assessment Schedule

Year Level: Years 3 to 6

The following Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 full year assessment schedule and scope and sequence have been extracted from the Year 3, 4, 5  & 6 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 middle and upper primary.

This download is for Year 3, 4, 5 & 6, access the other assessment schedules below:

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  • Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Assessment Schedule
    Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Screening & Tracking Manual

    The Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 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 Phonic & Sight Word Sequence. In this way, the […]

    The Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Screening & Tracking Manual outlines step-by-step instructions including what and when to screen, the materials required, time allocations

  • Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Assessment Schedule
    Assessments for students experiencing difficulty within Stage 1 – Target 1,2,3

    If students are experiencing difficulty at a stage 1 level (and as a consequence are not progressing at a rate that is pleasing) PLD recommends the presentation of the relevant short investigation to determine the basis of the difficulties.

    These screens have been designed to identify why students are not progressing or why they are experiencing difficulties acquiring skills. The screens highlight what additional skills

  • Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Assessment Schedule
    Whole School Phonic Sight Word Sequence Placement Screening

    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.

    The Phonic & Sight Word Sequence Spelling Profiles are designed to track the development of single word spelling based upon PLD’s Structured Synthetic Phonics sequence.

  • Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Assessment Schedule
    Early Reading Profile – Year 1 and 2

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

    Early Reading Profiles – Year 1 & 2 is a quick single word reading assessment. It presents words that gradually increase in length and phonic

This download outlines how PLD programs link to the ACARA National Curriculum year level content descriptions.

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