Note: When accessing the Areas of focus feature in PLAN2, we recommend using Chrome web browser for better user experience. 


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From the Areas of focus screen:

  1. Select the PLAN2 tile on the ALAN homepage
  2. From the menu (three horizontal lines in the top right corner), select ‘Areas of focus’.

  3. In the Areas of focus screen, click the ‘New’ tab. This will open the ‘Area of focus - New’ screen where you can follow the next steps.

  4. Step 1: Select students – Which students will you be focusing on? 
    • Select Year 
    • Select Class or group
    • Select one or more Student(s) 
    • Click ‘Next’ to proceed to the next step.
    • Note: You may skip the next step (Step 2) if you do not wish to use syllabus outcomes as guide when selecting your progression indicators. To skip Step 2, click ‘Skip step 2’ button.

  5. Step 2: Select syllabus outcomes – What are your focus syllabus outcomes? 
    • Select one or multiple Key learning area(s)
    • Select one or multiple Stage(s)
    • Select one or multiple Syllabus outcome(s)
    • Click ‘Next’ to proceed to the next step.
    • Note: You may skip Step 2 if you do not wish to use syllabus outcomes as guide when selecting your progression indicators. To skip this step, click ‘Skip’.


  6. Step 3: Select progression indicators 
    • View the list of sub-elements and indicators by using the browse filters. You can browse by: ‘All literacy’, ‘All numeracy’, or by the syllabus outcome(s) that you selected in Step 2. Click on one of these filters to view the list of relevant sub-elements.
    • From the list of sub-elements, select one or more progression level(s) to view the list of relevant indicators. Note: Progression levels mapped to syllabus outcomes are displayed with dark borders. For example:
    • Select one or more indicator(s) from the list. Your selected indicator(s) will be added to your Focus cart.


       
  7. Step 4: Review and save 
    • In the ‘Review and save’ screen you will see the list of student(s), syllabus outcome(s) and progression indicator(s) that you selected in the previous steps.
    • Type in the name of your area of focus in the Area of focus name field.
    • Type in a description for your area of focus in the Description field.
    • Click on the checkbox if you want to save your area of focus indicators as a template.
    • Click ‘Save’ to save your new area of focus. Once done, the ‘Existing’ Areas of focus screen will open where you will see your newly created area of focus.

  8. View ‘My focus cart’ 
    • You can view your focus cart at any step of creating an area of focus. To view your focus cart, click on the ‘My focus cart’ box located at the top right side of the screen.   
    • The ‘My focus cart’ pop-up screen displays the list of student(s), syllabus outcome(s) and progression indicator(s) you have selected so far.


  9. Once your area of focus has been successful created and saved, it will be listed in the ‘Existing’ Areas of focus screen. 

From Class observations screen:

You can also access Areas of focus from the Class observations screen:

  1. Select Year and Class and group
  2. Click the ‘Show Areas of focus’ button. 
  3. If you do not have an existing Area of focus, you can create a new one by clicking the ‘Create new area of focus’ button.

  4. If you have existing Areas of focus your selected class or group and you want to create a new one, click the 'New' button located at the top of the Areas of focus list.


From Student indicator progress:

You can also access Areas of focus from the Student indicator progress screen:

  1. Select Year level, Class or group and Student
  2. Select the analysis date range. Select ‘From’ and ‘To’ dates. 
  3. Click the ‘Show Areas of focus’ button.
  4. If you do not have an existing Area of focus, you can create a new one by clicking the ‘Create new area of focus’ button.


  5. If you have existing Areas of focus your selected class or group and you want to create a new one, click the 'New' button located at the top of the Areas of focus list.

     

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Further information

For teaching and learning information, including professional learning, please visit the literacy and numeracy page


For general solutions and troubleshooting you can visit our help pages at the ALAN help desk