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Improving Literacy and Numeracy Partnership 2015 - 2016

Improving Literacy and Numeracy Partnership 2015-2016

The Improving Literacy and Numeracy Partnership (ILNP) is a professional learning and support program designed to support schools to implement effective change in literacy and numeracy practices.

The Improving Literacy and Numeracy Partnership (ILNP) is an opportunity for all schools with primary-aged students to plan for ongoing professional learning and support by entering into a two year partnership with Literacy and Numeracy Support, Statewide Services.

The ILNP will focus on the three key areas:

  • effective and evidence-based teaching of literacy and numeracy
  • strong school leadership and whole-school engagement with literacy and numeracy and
  • monitoring of student and school literacy and numeracy performance to identify where support is needed.

Thank you to the schools that lodged Expression of Interest to participate in the Improving Literacy and Numeracy Partnership (ILNP). The selection process has been completed and 75 schools have been selected to participate.

View the list of Partnership Schools for 2015-16.  

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Proven Success

Schools that have participated in previous partnerships have experienced impressive improvements. Comparative assessment data shows a 43% increase in green lights in ILNNP schools since 2012. In 2014, an analysis of NAPLAN data shows that ILNNP schools’ mean scores have increased at a greater rate than the state. This has been an important factor in the state’s strongest NAPLAN performance on record.

Reading & Numeracy NAPLAN Analysis 2014 bar graph

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Support for schools

What schools will be supported to do:

  • develop 2015-2016 school plans to implement evidence-based, whole-school literacy and/or numeracy improvement strategies
  • utilise 2014 data suites to develop achievable targets for improvement that identify specific students for case-management
  • develop their school instructional leadership team through ILNP professional learning
  • undertake regular self-assessment of progress through the online Monitoring Review Framework as part of their whole-school self-assessment process
  • actively contribute to a professional learning community of like-minded schools and
  • build partnerships with secondary schools to encourage the continuity of case-management to ensure that all students are supported to achieve the WACE literacy and numeracy standards.

What schools will be provided with:

  • professional learning and coaching for instructional leadership from the ILNP consultant principals
  • tailored professional learning for staff from Literacy and Numeracy Support Branch consultants aligned to their plans and targets for literacy and numeracy improvement and
  • direct access to the resources and networks established by the ILNP.

What schools will need to provide:

  • time from the school leadership and staff to develop their whole school improvement plans
  • time and associated resources for school leaders and staff to participate in professional learning and implement their plan and
  • willingness to contribute to the professional learning communities that will be built through the partnership.
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Karren Philp
Manager, Literacy and Numeracy Support. T: 08 9402 6127
Rick Firns
Principal, Literacy and Numeracy Support. T: 08 9402 6272

Gavin Power
Principal, Literacy and Numeracy Support. T: 08 9402 6270

Jane Rowlands
Principal, Literacy and Numeracy Support. T: 08 9402 6271
Improving Literacy and Numeracy Partnership 2015 - 2016

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