Numeracy Content Endorsed Course (CEC) in NSW Government secondary schools – interim evaluation report
|Authors||Ryhana Moosa, Sara Rahman, Monica Ahn, James Finn|
|Evaluator company||Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation|
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) developed the Stage 6 Numeracy Content Endorsed Course (Numeracy course) as an alternative mathematics offering in Stage 6, for Year 11 and 12 students. The Numeracy course focuses on developing and consolidating core numeracy and mathematics skills through authentic and relevant learning scenarios. In 2019, the course was piloted in 39 NSW Government secondary schools, and an additional 49 secondary schools joined the pilot course in 2020.
NSW Department of Education’s Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) evaluation of the first two years of the pilot consisted of a process evaluation, examining how the course was implemented; and an outcome evaluation that estimated the course's impact on mathematics course-taking in Stage 6 and achievement of the Higher School Certificate (HSC) minimum standard in numeracy. The evaluation has been independently reviewed.