As you are requesting our complimentary service, we ask that you please review your tracking sheets before sending them to us to ensure that teachers have attempted to apply the three basic functions in the video below, as well as clustered students into three targeted teaching groups and set learning foci for the term. With all of these functions done, we are in a very good position to be able to get feedback to you in a timely manner. Whilst our preference is to give feedback on whole-school data, in some cases we are able to give feedback to single classrooms.
Please ensure you have watched the video below and that all three functions are applied to each tracking sheet.
There are examples of appropriate tracking sheets in the screening and tracking manuals for the different year levels. It is important that you have looked at these examples and tidied up your data to look similar. We generally find that teachers have entered their testing data but have not clustered students together to form three targeted teaching groups, and have not set a learning focus for each group for the term ahead.
Each Year Group Has a Specific Video & Screening & Tracking Manual
|How to Screen & Track With PLD in the Early Years Video||Download the Early Years Screening & Tracking Manual and go to p.4 to see the three targeted teaching groups with “like” students clustered together.|
|How to Screen & Track with PLD in Foundation Video||Download the Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual and go to p.4 to see an example of the three targeted teaching groups (“like” students clustered together) and the learning foci (denoted in blue & bold text above the groups).|
|How to Screen & Track with PLD in Year 1 & 2 Video||Download the Year 1 & 2 Screening & Tracking Manual and go to p.7 to see examples of the three targeted teaching groups (“like” students clustered together) and the learning foci (denoted in blue & bold text above the groups).|
|How to Screen & Tracking with PLD in Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Video||Download the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Screening & Tracking Manual and go to p.7-8 to see examples of the three targeted teaching groups (“like” students clustered together) and the learning foci (denoted in blue & bold text above the groups).|
PLD Policies – What We Will & Will Not Do With Tracking Sheets
Upon requests for support, PLD will:
- Keep original data intact. If PLD makes any changes to the data it will be in a duplicate tab. The school must make a decision as to which tab to keep as the working sheet moving forward and delete the alternative (it gets very confusing for teachers when they go back to populate their student’s data in the following term if there are two versions of their class’ data).
- Whole-school feedback will be given in a single email to the person who originally lodged the request. It is up to the school leadership team to determine how feedback is disseminated to classroom teachers.
- Assume that the person lodging the request is working in the best interest of the school and is in a suitable role to receive whole-school feedback and disseminate appropriately.
- Keep all data confidential and delete the document once feedback has been given.