Literacy

Alternate Term Label:
Reading
NARROWER TERMS:
Report

National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN): national report 2019

This national report provides further information than contained in the August 2019 summary release, including comparisons of performance by: gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English, parental occupation, parental education and school location.
Report

PISA 2018: Insights and interpretations

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines what students know in reading, mathematics and science, and what they can do with what they know. It provides the most comprehensive and rigorous international assessment of student learning outcomes to date.
Guide

IFLA toolkit for developing national literacy and reading strategies

This toolkit provides guidance and flexible materials for library associations, their members and the wider Library and Information Science (LIS) community when engaging with relevant public authorities, in order to ensure both that literacy receives the attention it needs, and libraries the recognition and support...
Report

The economic and social cost of illiteracy

The purpose of this white paper is to address the growing economic and social costs of ignoring the illiteracy epidemic. It discusses the cost of illiteracy in the British and global economy, as well as providing suggestions for how to address literacy in both developing...
Strategy

Creative industries strategy paper

Victoria’s creative economy – of ideas, products, services and practices – includes public libraries. By offering a diverse range of activities and highly inclusive forms of participation, libraries are a vital node in a dynamic creative industries ecology.
Journal article

Multiple risk exposures for reading achievement in childhood and adolescence

This research looks at the interaction of complex risk factors as determinants of children's measured reading ability, and makes some recommendations on how to best address these issues.
Report

Keeping children engaged and achieving in writing

This report shares some of the strategies and approaches used by schools that are focusing on improving achievement in writing. It also shares some simple strategies used in classrooms where achievement in writing had been accelerated.
Report

Evaluating the impact of the First 5 Forever initiative

The aim of this report is to identify and evaluate the broader societal impacts of the initiative, building on the existing Libraries as Creative Spaces framework.
Literature review

Effective reading instruction in the early years of school

Reading is a foundational, yet complex cognitive skill upon which other skills are built. Early success in reading is a powerful predictor of later achievement in a range of other academic areas. Individuals without literacy skills are at risk of being unable to participate in...
Report

How schools can improve literacy and numeracy performance and why it (still) matters

This paper examines evidence-based practices that can be implemented by schools to enhance literacy and numeracy performance. Educating students in literacy and numeracy is a key responsibility of schools as literacy and numeracy are ‘foundational skills’ that underpin the subsequent development of more complex skills.