The transition statement tool on the Insight Assessment Platform is referred to as the Online TLDS. The Online TLDS will undergo an end-to-end trial in 2017 and be available for early childhood services to use in 2018.
In 2017, the transition statement will be available electronically or on paper. To access these documents, see:
Transition Learning and Development Statement.
What is the transition statement and why is it important?
A child’s transition learning and development statement summarises their abilities as they start school and identifies their individual approaches to learning.
The information in the transition statement helps prep teachers get to know the children entering their classes, and to plan appropriate learning and teaching programs.
For more information on the transition statement, see: Transition Learning and Development Statement
What are the privacy requirements?
For information and guidance on information sharing and privacy requirements, see: Privacy and information sharing
What is the Insight Assessment Platform?
The Insight Assessment Platform is a tool for collecting feedback that will inform planning for the next steps in a child’s learning. For more information, see: About the Insight Assessment Platform
What are the benefits of completing the transition statement on the Insight Assessment Platform?
The inclusion of the transition statement on the Insight Assessment Platform in 2018 will make it easier for educators to complete and share with schools to support effective transitions. The Transition Statement on the Insight Assessment Platform is referred to as the Online TLDS.
The Online TLDS will be held within a child's profile on the Insight Assessment Platform, along with other assessments of learning that are undertaken as the child progresses through school.
All early childhood services will be required to use the Online TLDS in 2018.
How do I share information with schools not using the Insight Assessment Platform?
Transition statements will still need to be manually shared with Catholic and independent schools that are not using the Insight Assessment Platform, as well as outside school hours care services. However, early childhood services can still use the online TLDS in 2018 to write statements for children enrolled in these schools, then print them off.
How and when do I use the Insight Assessment Platform?
In 2018, early childhood services and schools will be provided with instructions for accessing and completing the Online TLDS. For more information on the online tool and support material see:Transition to School - Online TLDS (Transition Learning and Development Statement)
In 2017, the transition statement will not be completed via the Insight Assessment Platform. Instead, the transition statement will be available electronically for download or in paper copy to order.