Core Skills Overview
The ACSF describes levels of performance in the five core skills of Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Numeracy.
Each core skill contains:
An overview, including the principles that informed development
A summary of the factors against which the Performance Variables are described for each Indicator
An overview of the Indicators across the five levels of performance
The detail for each level of the core skill showing the Indicators, Performance Variables and the Sample Activities
Pre Level 1
The ACSF Pre Level 1 Supplement describes performance at this level in the five core skills of Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Numeracy. The supplement includes Performance Features and Sample Activities that provide a framework to:
enable identification of the core skill requirements at ACSF Pre Level 1
provide a common reference point for describing and discussing performance in the five core skill areas for Pre Level 1 performance
guide teaching and assessment of the core skills at ACSF Pre Level 1.
Although performance at Pre Level 1 is extremely limited, it is nonetheless possible to identify skills and progress at this level and to assess performance. In order to guide the identification and benchmarking of core skills at Pre Level 1, Performance Features and Sample Activities have been developed. However, because of their limited scope, they have not been organised against Indicators and Focus Areas.
More information on Pre Level 1 can be found in the short (12 page) supplement which can be downloaded from this site.