Literacy is everyone's business: the South Australian Accelerated Literacy Program


In 2006, the South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services implemented the South Australian Accelerated Literacy Program. This strategy made talking, viewing, thinking, reading, writing and spelling explicit, so that students recognised them as core communication skills. It provided a common language and framework that supported whole-school literacy.

Data analysis in 2010 by the Australian Council for Educational Research showed greater student improvement than the national normed cohort in most year levels. Outcomes for Aboriginal students were particularly encouraging.


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