Testing Process for NPS Students 2015

Could staff please make sure that the following assessments have been collated and entered into our database.

Year Group

Early Intervention Program

Oral Language

Phonological Awareness






SA Spelling

Test A beginning of Year

Test B End of Year

Running Records

(DECD – End of Term 1 and 3)





Writing EALD Language and Literacy Level – Sentence Structure
1 Y Y Y Y
2 Y Y Y Y Y Y
3 Teacher Judgement Y Y Y Teacher Judgement Y Y
4 Teacher Judgement Y Y Y Teacher Judgement Y
5 Teacher Judgement Y Y Y Teacher Judgement Y Y
6 Teacher Judgement Y Y Y Teacher Judgement Y
7 Teacher Judgement Y Y Y Teacher Judgement Y Y


Download a copy of SA Spelling Tests here:

PAT Teacher Resources

Using the link on this blog, log in to the PAT Tests site.
Generate a standard report
Remember to compare to like year level for stanine information to load
View chart
Explore sorting the data in different ways

Are there patterns that you notice? – Weaker/ stronger areas across the year level?
Are there some common misconceptions across cohorts that could be investigated further?

Which resources/ activities could help to address misconceptions? – Click on the PAT Resources Centre link on the Home menu

Dyslexia Training Resources and References

Staff Meeting Schedule for Term 4

Week Focus Chair Minutes Room
1 Team – Scorelink data entry
2 PAT Analysis – Maths
3 PAT analysis – Reading
4 Partnership moderation – Tuesday meeting
5 No staff meeting
6 Classes – first draft
7 L & L levels – level 3 samples from your class –bottom, middle and top
8 PLCs – reflection on the year and recommendations for 2016


Growth Mindset

I think this fits really well with our work on the SOLO Taxonomy. If students know the next step on the learning continuum they can work to get there.

What do you think? Click on the post heading to make a comment.