PLAN2 has been developed to assist teachers in the recording of student learning to support teaching and learning. Teachers use Planning Literacy and Numeracy (PLAN2) software to record, analyse and monitor student progress using the National Literacy and Numeracy Progressions.
How can PLAN2 be used?
PLAN2 promotes quality teaching practices within the teaching and learning cycle and supports teachers with:
- Assessing and recording - PLAN2 is used to record student learning and progress using the learning progressions. Assessment information including teacher observations can be added to keep track of where students are in their learning. Student assessment information from Best Start Kindergarten and Best Start Year 7, automatically transfers to PLAN2.
- Planning and programming - with links to NSW syllabus outcomes, the information in PLAN2 can be used to inform teaching and learning, for a whole class or individual students.
- Analysis - over time, PLAN2 provides important information on how students have progressed, or where they still need to improve. This information can help teachers to identify patterns, analyse what works best, and strengthen practice in response. Principals and executive can also use PLAN2 to inform school planning and professional learning.
Transitioning from PLAN to PLAN2
From 2019, all primary and central schools can access PLAN2. Schools administering the Best Start Year 7 assessment in 2019 can also access PLAN2. All Best Start Kindergarten and Best Start Year 7 assessment information is automatically transferred from the assessment platform to PLAN2.
From January 2020, the previous PLAN software will become read-only. Schools will no longer be able to enter student assessment information. PLAN will remain available in read only and schools will retain access to all historical data.
For PLAN2 implementation timelines, see Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020.
Will student assessments recorded in PLAN be available in PLAN2? Student assessments recorded in PLAN will not be available in PLAN2. PLAN2 aligns to the learning progressions and PLAN to the continuum.
Will I need a new login account to access PLAN2? No, your current login will work provided you have been granted access by your principal. Access is granted through AMU (Access Management Utility).
How will student responses be collected from the Best Start Kindergarten and Year 7 Assessments? Responses to Best Start questions are mapped to the learning progressions. The Best Start assessment results are recorded online and automatically transferred to PLAN2.
Is a report available in Scout that maps student development on the progressions? This reporting capability is currently not available in Scout.