The teaching sequences are broader than the items within the placement screens. The screens do not assess every concept within each stage.

Why?

PLD aim's for the testing to be relatively time efficient. If presenting 30+ concepts for each stage, the test would become LENGTHY.

It is a small sample to orientate students to a stage.

Placement Test Example

Lower Primary

The Year 1 & 2 Spelling Placement Screens are designed to track the development of single word spelling ability based upon PLD’s Structured Synthetic Phonics sequence.

The information gained will:

highlight the areas requiring further targeted teaching

support teachers in grouping students

assist in the allocation of word lists

Refer to the Year 1 & 2 Screening & Tracking Manual for information about when to schedule these assessments. Please note that the test words will change every term.

The tracking sheets are used to record assessment data each term.

Tracking Sheet - Term 1 & 2 View

Upper Primary

The Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Spelling Placement Screens are designed to track the development of single-word spelling based upon PLD’s Structured Synthetic Phonics sequence.

The purpose of these screens is to:

identify skill development each term

assist in planning targeted teaching

support allocation of phonic-based spelling teaching and learning concepts

place students at an appropriate level in a relatively time-efficient manner

Refer to the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Screening & Tracking Manual for information about when to schedule these assessments. Please note that the test words will change every term.

The tracking sheets are used to record assessment data each term.

Teaching Sequence

The Teaching Sequence will, when students are age appropriate or advanced, present 38 weeks of teaching at each stage.

The placement tests will give teachers enough information to create focus groups.

Test, Tracking & Teaching
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