Disability Standards for Education: A Practical Guide for Individuals, Families and Communities This resource aims to increase awareness and understanding of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 among individuals, families and communities throughout Australia. It was developed by the University of Canberra in collaboration with ten funding partners: Australian Capital Territory Government Education and Training Directorate Australian Government Department of Education Catholic Education Commission New South Wales New South Wales Department of Education and Communities Northern Territory Government Department of Education Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment South Australian Department for Education and Child Development The Department of Education Tasmania The Department of Education Western Australia Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development The above agencies collaborated with the University of Canberra for three years to develop this resource and a suite of online lessons for school staff under the Disability Standards for Education eLearning project. This is a general resource about the rights of students with disability and how schools can work with students and their families to support them. The suite of online lessons for staff of Australian education providers is available at - http://dse.theeducationinstitute.edu.au/.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) The NCCD is an annual collection of information about Australian school students with disability. The NCCD enables schools, education authorities and governments to better understand the needs of students with disability and how they can be best supported at school.
PLASST - Personalised Learning & Signposting Tool - This has now been in NSW by 'Personalised Planning' - see link to the website. The PLASST is a web-based tool developed by the NSW Department of Education and Communities to assist teachers and learning and support teams in profiling the educational needs of students who may benefit from personalised learning and support. This is available to all NSW teaching professionals via the DEC portal. Teachers complete a set of questions for an individual student and PLASST generates a student profile report which highlights relative strengths and needs of the student and where they may benefit from support or adjustments. This student profile report can then be used to inform decision making and planning by teachers and learning and support teams, in consultation with parents or carers for the provision of personalised learning and support for the student. PLASST can be used for any student whom teachers believe has additional learning and support needs.