Glossary

An A-Z of commonly used words relating to the literacy and numeracy strategy.

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  1. A
    • ACARA

      The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

  1. B
    • 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.

  1. C
    • Continuums

      A resource describing key steps of literacy and numeracy development. The continuums are being phased out and replaced with the learning progressions.

    • Curriculum

      A national framework that sets goals for what all students should learn as they progress through school life.

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    • HSC minimum standard

      A reform that requires students to meet a functional level of literacy and numeracy to receive the HSC.

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    • ITE

      ITE stands for initial teacher education, which includes all programs and education courses designed to equip future teachers.

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    • K-2 Action Plan

      A cross-sectoral plan to improve literacy and numeracy in Kindergarten to Year 2 through targeted support for disadvantaged schools.

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    • Learning progressions

      A new resource for teachers that describes the key steps of students’ literacy and numeracy development from Kindergarten to Year 10.

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    • NESA

      The NSW Education Standard Authority (formerly the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards).

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    • Syllabus

      NSW syllabuses identify the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes students are expected to develop at each stage, from K-10

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