TLF ID S7054
This teacher resource describes a strategy to raise numeracy standards in 12 Catholic secondary schools in Western Australia identified as having significant numbers of years 7-9 students in the lower achievement bands for the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) numeracy tests. The method included analysing NAPLAN data; selecting numeracy coordinators; rating the impact of barriers to numeracy; developing improvement strategies and teacher professional learning. Results included an overall improvement in NAPLAN results. The resource discusses the lessons learned and provides references to relevant readings.