NAPLAN data highlighted the need to improve student results in literacy and numeracy. The initiative aimed to do this by focusing on teacher practice, with school-based instructional leaders employed to work with teachers on implementing strategies that achieve greatest effect size.

In order to facilitate optimal learning outcomes for students, collaborative structures were implemented to assist teachers to learn, develop, administer and refine evidence-based teaching strategies. This was achieved through whole school professional learning, small group professional learning, observations and feedback sessions.

The initiative focused on three components:

  • promoting the use of explicit teaching strategies to improve student learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy
  • use of effective feedback to improve student learning outcomes with a focus on literacy
  • collecting and using assessment data to inform teaching practice and meet the differentiated learning needs of students with a focus on numeracy.

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