National Partnership on Literacy and Numeracy: program evaluation of Reading to Learn

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Authors Meg Dione-Rodgers, Susan Harriman, Barry Laing and Wanda Snitch
Evaluator company Program Evaluation Unit, Student Engagement and Program Evaluation Bureau (SEPEB), NSW Department of Education
Year 2012
Classification Silver
Study type Quasi-experimental
Evaluation type Both process and outcome


The aim of the evaluation was to assess the impact of The Reading to Learn program, which was one of several programs offered under the National Partnership on Literacy and Numeracy (NPLN). The Reading to Learn program promoted a cross-curricula and cross-year approach to learning to read and write. Eighteen schools were involved in the evaluation and measures included site visits, interviews with stakeholders, surveys, analysis of documentation and assessment data. Findings showed that there has been a varied benefit for students however the perceived benefit for teachers was derived from the shared experience of participating in the training, and the renewed focus on literacy learning in each school.


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