National Partnership on Literacy and Numeracy: report of the program evaluation of QuickSmart Numeracy
|Authors||Meg Dione-Rodgers, Susan Harriman and Barry Laing|
|Evaluator company||Program Evaluation Unit Student Engagement and Program Evaluation Bureau (SEPEB), NSW Department of Education|
|Study type||Pre-post study|
|Evaluation type||Both process and outcome|
This evaluation aimed to assess the effectiveness of the program, to identify the extent to which the program was operating as intended and to assess whether the program had improved the educational outcomes of Aboriginal students. QuickSmart Numeracy is a basic skills intervention funded under the National Partnership on Literacy and Numeracy (NPLN). The QuickSmart Numeracy program targets middle school students performing at the lowest 30 per cent of the achievement range. Fourteen schools were involved in the evaluation and measures included site visits, interviews with stakeholders, surveys, analysis of documentation and assessment data. Support for the positive impact of QuickSmart was more evident in the qualitative data than from broad scale testing.