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Exploring literacy: How six schools lifted achievement

Jan Eyre and Eliza de Waal
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How can schools support students to make progress in reading and writing?

To explore this question, the project identified schools that have sustained positive achievement in literacy over five years, and asked what they did to achieve this. 

The goal was to uncover common themes which might help other schools work towards similar lifts in literacy achievement.

The report suggests there are three essential elements that combine to create a framework to support progress in literacy achievement:

  • a well-defined, positive school culture
  • a strategic focus on literacy combined with whole-school PLD
  • coherence of purpose, where the school community works collaboratively as a team towards a commonly understood goal.

Figure: A framework of essential elements for improved literacy achievement


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