Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions

The Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions describe common literacy and numeracy learning pathways for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. They have been developed by ACARA in collaboration with the NSW Department of Education and available on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) website.

The NSW syllabuses remain the focus for planning, programming, teaching, learning and assessment in all NSW schools. NESA has mapped the National Literacy Learning Progression to the NSW English K–10 syllabus and the National Numeracy Learning Progression to the NSW Mathematics K–10 syllabus to demonstrate the range and level of literacy and numeracy skills required to access the outcomes and content.


PLAN2 is a NSW Department of Education tool for recording and analysing the information gathered on students’ literacy and numeracy development when using the learning progressions.

The learning progressions may also be accessed without PLAN2 via the NESA Website.

Access to PLAN2

Schools must opt-in to access PLAN 2 in 2024. The opt-in closes on 24 November 2023. Contact Fiona Walker for opt-in information

Professional Learning

Face to Face

A full day professional learning session is being offered to schools in 2023. Please check the AISNSW Calendar Courses and Events page for more information.

Customised school-based professional learning can also be organised. For further details about this option, including costs, please contact Fiona Walker

Additional Information

The ACARA website also has additional resources for schools to access about the Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions.


  • For access and password assistance, please contact AISNSW:
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    - Phone: (02) 9299 2845