The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
- Best Start Kindergarten
An assessment to help primary teachers identify students’ literacy and numeracy skills on entry to Kindergarten.
- Best Start Year 7
A new assessment to help secondary teachers identify students’ literacy and numeracy skills on entry to Year 7.
A resource describing key steps of literacy and numeracy development. The continuums are being phased out and replaced with the learning progressions.
A national framework that sets goals for what all students should learn as they progress through school life.
- Early Action for Success (EAfS)
The strategy for implementing the K-2 Action Plan in NSW public schools.
- HSC minimum standard
A reform that requires students to meet a functional level of literacy and numeracy to receive the HSC.
ITE stands for initial teacher education, which includes all programs and education courses designed to equip future teachers.
- K-2 Action Plan
A cross-sectoral plan to improve literacy and numeracy in Kindergarten to Year 2 through targeted support for disadvantaged schools.
- Learning progressions
A new resource for teachers that describes the key steps of students’ literacy and numeracy development from Kindergarten to Year 10.
The NSW Education Standard Authority (formerly the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards).
NSW syllabuses identify the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes students are expected to develop at each stage, from K-10