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 cost for NSW independent schools to access PLAN2 in 2022 is $2 per student. The NSW Department of Education will invoice schools for payment.

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

Access to PLAN2

Schools can opt-in to access PLAN 2 via this link.

The opt-in closes on 17 November 2021.

Access to PLAN2 Training Environment

Interested NSW independent schools can access a training environment to explore the functionalities of PLAN2.

To access the training environment, you will need your Department of Education email, username and password. These are the same login details required to access Scout.

For access to the training environment please email

Professional Learning

Face to Face

A full day professional learning session is being offered to schools in 2022. 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


The NSW Department of Education have an online course available: Introduction to the Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions – online

Before being able to access this, staff will need to register. A quick reference guide also shows the registration process here.


  • For access and password assistance, please contact AISNSW:
    - Email:
    - Phone: (02) 9299 2845
  • For invoicing arrangements and technical assistance please contact the NSW Department of Education.

Additional Information

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