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Literacy Standards in Australia
Monitoring Learning
  • Geoff N Masters, ACER
  • Margaret Forster, ACER
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ISBN: 0642236763

This publication reports the percentages of year 3 and year 5 students meeting clear performance standards in reading and writing based on the 1996 National School English Literacy Survey. The performance standards described and illustrated in this report are informed by work to develop 'benchmarks' in literacy and numeracy under the direction of the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs. Examples of survey assessment tasks and student work samples are provided to illustrate performance standards for year 3 and year 5 students.
Citation Information
Masters, Geoff N.; Forster, M. (1997). Literacy standards in Australia. Canberra: Australia. Dept of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DEETYA)