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Literacy Data, Assessment and Practice (Primary)

  • Audience
  • Next Intake
    Not scheduled
  • Location
  • Duration
    10 months
  • Mode
  • Fees
    $550.00 Co-contribution

Literacy Data, Assessment and Practice - Primary (LDAP - Primary) is designed for primary school teachers and focuses on deepening your knowledge of formative assessment in literacy education.

This fully online course will explore literacy data, assessment and practice that continuously inform instruction which leads to improved literacy outcomes for students.

This course is also offered for a secondary school setting, see Literacy Data, Assessment and Practice (Secondary). Both courses are part of our Literacy Suite, which also includes Leading Literacy; Literacy Master Trainer; and Literacy Local Leaders. Literacy Data, Assessment and Practice builds upon Bastow’s other Literacy Suite offerings.


Designed for teachers in Victorian government primary schools.

Over 10 months, you are expected to engage in and contribute to: 

  • 6 core modules each with a virtual workshop: 
    • Module 1: Skills, knowledge and disposition of data-literate educators 
    • Module 2: Collecting reading data for formative and summative purposes 
    • Module 3: Transforming reading into knowledge that informs instruction 
    • Module 4: Collecting writing data for formative and summative purposes 
    • Module 5: Transforming writing data into knowledge that informs instruction 
    • Module 6: Collecting vocabulary data and transforming it into knowledge that informs instruction 
  • introductory and concluding modules  
  • self-paced micro lessons 
  • facilitated discussion boards 
  • an applied learning project focusing on one literacy area aligned to your school's Annual Implementation Plan.  

Feedback will be provided periodically from your facilitator for the duration of the course.  

The estimated time commitment is between 6 to 9 hours per month. 

By participating in this course, you will develop an understanding of the:

  • skills, knowledge and dispositions that teachers require to use data effectively and responsibly
  • components of a comprehensive whole-school plan for literacy data collection, analysis and use
  • tools, systems and processes to leverage for the collection, analysis and use of valid and reliable literacy data
  • different purposes of summative and formative assessment
  • importance of ongoing formative assessment at the classroom level for improving student outcomes.

The course fees are significantly subsidised by the Department of Education and Training.

Co-contribution: $550 (incl. GST) for each Victorian government school participant. 

See Fees and financial support for more information.

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