The National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions can assist in strengthening teacher knowledge and facilitating a shared professional understanding of literacy and numeracy development.
The progressions can be used to identify the literacy and numeracy development of students and the development that should follow. This assists teachers to differentiate teaching and learning experiences and to provide feedback to students about next steps in learning. The progressions are used in conjunction with the syllabuses, which remain the focus for planning, programming, teaching, learning and assessment.
The progressions are organised into elements and sub-elements that describe common developmental pathways as students become increasingly adept in particular aspects of literacy and numeracy. Each sub-element is clarified by descriptions of observable student behaviours known as indicators. The indicators within each sub-element are grouped together to form developmental levels.
The National Literacy Learning Progression has been mapped to the NSW English K–10 syllabus and the National Numeracy Learning Progression has been mapped 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.