Literacy and Numeracy

The AISNSW promotes the implementation of high quality teaching in literacy and numeracy.

Literacy and numeracy support provided by the AISNSW is underpinned by the knowledge that quality, evidence-based instruction is required to ensure that all students develop the necessary skills commensurate with their stage of schooling.

The AISNSW Student Services team provides a range of literacy and numeracy professional learning opportunities that promote effective whole class teaching that explicitly and systematically provide successful learning opportunities for all students.

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Professional learning opportunities are tailored to schools needs and distributed over time to enable time for implementation and reflection.

Components include a combination of school-based professional learning, online self-paced learning modules, consultancy support and parent workshops. Access to a range of teaching resources and assessment approaches specific to the focus areas are also provided.

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View the full range of AISNSW professional learning focused on literacy and numeracy. Use key words such as reading, writing, spelling, numeracy and Mathematics, in the search function to locate content specific courses.

AISNSW Bookmarks Now Available

The bookmarks are designed according to the five keys of reading. The five keys of reading operate dynamically to unlock effective reading. However, each is taught explicitly and systematically, carefully building and integrating the keys into a reader’s repertoire.
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Early Literacy Project

The Early Literacy Project is a comprehensive professional learning package designed to support schools with the explicit and systematic teaching of literacy skills.
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Primary Spelling Professional Learning

Primary Spelling has been developed by The Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW) as a whole school professional learning initiative to support K-6 teachers to teach spelling effectively.
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Primary Numeracy Project - Coming Soon

The Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW) has developed the Primary Numeracy project that will be piloted in 2020. The project aims to promote the explicit teaching of mathematics skills in independent schools. The content of the project is relevant for all teachers K-6.

Best Start Kindergarten Assessment

The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment is an optional NSW Department of Education literacy and numeracy assessment for schools. It is one type of assessment designed to identify each student’s literacy and numeracy skills at the beginning of Kindergarten.
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Best Start Year 7

Best Start Year 7 is an optional NSW Department of Education literacy and numeracy assessment for schools. The assessment provides a snapshot of the literacy and numeracy skills and understandings that students bring to secondary school.
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