Passport for learning

The Passport for learning is a holistic formative assessment approach for students with moderate to severe intellectual disability.

What is the Passport for learning?

The Passport for learning was developed to ensure learning is scaffolded for all students, especially those needing support to establish strong language skills.

Passport for learning consists of four learning domains, known as CRES (Cognitive, Receptive, Expressive and Social skills). There are seven (7) colour groupings which outline the main focus for each of the different groups students may fit into when the observations and assessment has been completed. The Passport groups are Awareness, Anticipation, Intentional, Imitation First/then, Categorisation, Simple problem solving and Simple critical thinking.

Image representing the CRES learning domains. The 4 domains are represented by 4 columns Cognitive, Receptive, Expressive aSocial. Each of the 7 passport groups are represented as coloured bands across the 4 columns. The Passport groups are Awareness, then Anticipation, Intentional, Imitation First-then, Categorisation, simple problem solving and Simple critical thinking. Image representing the CRES learning domains. The 4 domains are represented by 4 columns Cognitive, Receptive, Expressive aSocial. Each of the 7 passport groups are represented as coloured bands across the 4 columns. The Passport groups are Awareness, then Anticipation, Intentional, Imitation First-then, Categorisation, simple problem solving and Simple critical thinking.
Image: CRES learning domains and main focus

The Passport for learning is available to department schools in 2 stages:

  • Term 2, 2024 - Schools for Specific Purposes and schools with support units
  • From Semester 2, 2024 - all other schools.

Online tool

Teachers administer the assessment using the online tool for entering student responses. The online tool is available via ALAN.

The ALAN helpdesk has solutions for all ‘How to' questions for administering the assessment.

Resources

Professional learning

Professional learning supporting implementation and planning for teaching will be available via MyPL early Term 2. See Inclusive Assessment Program professional learning for details.

Support

For more information, email Literacy.numeracy@det.nsw.edu.au.

Category:

  • Literacy and numeracy

Topics:

  • Schools for specific purposes
  • Student assessment

Business Unit:

  • Educational Standards
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