This paper outlines the background to the ACER Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study (LLANS), the general methodology, and the scope and nature of the data to be collected. A description is then given of the process by which achievement data will be reported. The study has been designed to follow the literacy and numeracy development of a national sample of students throughout the years of primary schooling. The study commenced in 1999 with children at the beginning of their school lives and runs for seven years.
Meiers, Marion and Forster, Margaret, "The ACER Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study (LLANS)" (2000).