Improving Literacy, Numeracy and Science Learning : Preliminary Advice

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During January 2009, work was commenced to review available evidence concerning levels of achievement in Queensland primary schools. The focus of the early data analyses has been on students’ performances in the 2008 National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and state-wide literacy and numeracy tests prior to the introduction of NAPLAN, and on students’ performances in the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and in earlier studies conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Following the release of NAPLAN and TIMSS results late in 2008, concerns were expressed about the performances of Queensland primary students in comparison with students in other states and territories. For this reason, the initial data analyses have focused on the relative performances of Queensland students and trends in these relative performances over time. Some preliminary conclusions are summarised in this report. More detailed analyses is to be undertaken in the period February to April 2009.

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