Primary Mathematics Specialists Initiative


This Australian Government–funded initiative was adopted after a review of student NAPLAN results, to introduce new ideas and research to teachers through professional learning experiences. The Primary Mathematics Specialists (PMS) initiative was implemented by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in 2010–11. Schools were selected because their students were performing below the state average on the 2011 NAPLAN (Numeracy) test.

The PMS initiative aimed to increase workforce capacity to improve outcomes in mathematics; deliver improved primary student results in mathematics; and build sustained, continued improvement in teacher capacity and student outcomes within schools.


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