The Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) has created the first longitudinally linked dataset of Australian students’ National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) participation and results.
Mathematical thinking and learning starts in infancy and develops into adulthood. It includes learning about mathematical concepts and applying them in everyday situations.
In Australia, a substantial proportion of students start secondary school with literacy and numeracy skills that are 3 or more years below those of their peers (ACARA, 2021).
This summary presents the key findings from 2 reports on better supporting students who enter secondary school with gaps in their foundational literacy and numeracy skills. The reports highlights findings from:
Examples of practice demonstrate effective practice in different education settings. You can use them to think about how to apply the practice in your own context.