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An Even Start

Abstract

New literacy and numeracy resources developed in a new Commonwealth Government initiative will provide extra support to underperforming students. The program - An Even Start: National Tuition Program, developed by ACER, aims to address the learning needs of students who require additional assistance to acquire satisfactory literacy or numeracy skills. The program aims to improve the literacy levels of students who have not met the national benchmarks in reading, writing or numeracy in Years 3, 5 or 7. ACER has developed a kit of resources to support the program. It includes software for the pre- and post-assessment assessment tools, and supporting resources to help schools and tutors administer the assessments, identify individual student's needs and plan an appropriate tuition program for each student. [Author abstract, ed]

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