About PLAN2

PLAN2 (Planning Literacy and Numeracy) is the department’s software used to support teachers in monitoring student learning using the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions. Schools access PLAN2 via ALAN (Assessing Literacy and Numeracy).

PLAN2 allows teachers to:

  • update and analyse observations against progression indicators to identify teaching priorities and support student, class or school literacy and numeracy development across the curriculum

  • access observations sent directly from department assessments, including the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment, Year 1 Phonics Screening Check and Interview for Student Reasoning to make evidence-based decisions on student learning

  • create differentiated areas of focus aligned to syllabus outcomes, to use for explicit teaching and to monitor learning

  • monitor student progress at student, class, stage or school level to help identify patterns, evaluate what works best, and strengthen practice in response.

In 2022, schools use PLAN2 with version 2 (v2) of the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions.

Updates for 2023

  • Observations (progression indicator data) in PLAN2 are aligned with the National Literacy and Numeracy Progressions (version 3)

  • All school data has been migrated from version 2 to version 3 and new observation statuses are available in PLAN2

  • All ALAN assessments are mapped to version 3 from 2023. Assessment information in PLAN2 lodged prior to 2023 has been migrated to align with v3 indicators

PLAN2 and changes to syllabuses

PLAN2 contains the new syllabus outcomes and content for the updated K-2 English and Mathematics syllabuses for all department schools, including progression sub-elements and levels tagged to the syllabus content as provided by NESA.

Teachers can select individual progression indicators from the progression sub-element levels tagged to the content as well as other progression sub-elements and levels.

For all current K-10 syllabuses, PLAN2 contains existing syllabus outcomes for all syllabuses (Areas of focus feature) and show existing 3-10 English and Mathematics syllabus outcomes mapped to version 3 of the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions (department interim mapping).

Preparations for future syllabus updates will commence in 2023.

Support for schools

  • The Demo school on the PLAN2 training site contains sample school data to allow schools to familiarise with some of the changes following the transition to v3.

  • Professional learning and guidance is available to assist teachers to understand changes to the progressions and implications for the use of PLAN2. Information sessions and updates are available via the Literacy NSW and Numeracy NSW statewide staffrooms.

  • Updated professional learning supporting the use of the learning progressions and PLAN2 will be available in Term 1, 2023.

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