New resources for teachers

Issue: Volume 95, Number 16

Posted: 5 September 2016
Reference #: 1H9d4H

Two new resources are now available to teachers so they can keep building kids’ skills across the national curriculum, especially in reading, writing and maths.

The Learning Progression Frameworks and brand new app are designed to make it easier for teachers to get a clear line of sight as to whether a student’s learning progress is on track, and where they may need extra help to catch up.

The learning progressions frameworks (LPFS)

The LPFs illustrate the steps students take from years 1 to 10, as they develop their skills in reading, writing and maths. They give teachers a useful benchmark which they can use to design responsive teaching and learning activities for students, to get them to the level they need to be.

The LPFs are available to all primary and secondary schools as an online resource. They build on the reading, writing and mathematics frameworks developed for the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) for curriculum levels 1 to 4. These frameworks now span curriculum levels 1 to 5.

The LPFs are not designed to replace PaCT. They are another tool that teachers can use to carefully monitor achievement throughout a student’s education.

School leaders can use the LPFs as the basis of discussions on the quality of teaching and learning in their school, while teachers can use them as indicators for literacy and numeracy attainment, as they collaborate, moderate their work and make their teaching even stronger.

Find the LPFs on the LPF website(external link) and on Te Kete Ipurangi(external link) through the Literacy Online and NZ Maths portals.

The learning progressions app

The LPF app presents digital illustrations from the PaCT reading, writing and mathematics frameworks for years 1–8 in an easy to use hand-held device.

The app will include the years 9–10 illustrations later this year.

Download the Learning Progressions app from iTunes(external link) or from Google Play.(external link)

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero,

Posted: 7:29 pm, 5 September 2016

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