Literacy and Numeracy
Improving the literacy and numeracy performance of all Tasmanians remains one of the department’s highest priorities. The implementation explicitly sets out the priorities, intentions, approaches to teaching and learning as well as progress measures, reflecting a state-wide approach to improving the learning outcomes for all students. Every school has an explicit literacy strategy as part of their school improvement plan so that every child’s literacy learning needs can be supported.
To support the implementation of the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (2012 – 2015), the Lead Teacher/Lead School strategy has been initiated in order to provide principals and teachers with on-going professional learning focused on building effective leadership, and teaching, in the areas of literacy and numeracy.
Raising the Bar Closing the Gap continues as an initiative under the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (2012 – 2015), reflecting the intention to reduce the impact of socio-economic background on literacy and numeracy performance.
The implementation of the Australian Curriculum is underpinned by a continual focus on literacy and numeracy across all areas of the curriculum and is a key component of the Tasmania’s Literacy and Numeracy Framework (2012 – 2015).