National Year 1 Literacy and Numeracy Check

A national check of all Year 1 students in reading, phonics, and numeracy will help ensure students who are behind in their schooling are identified early and can receive the extra support they need.

On 29 January 2017, the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, announced the establishment of an Expert Advisory Panel (the panel) to advise the Australian Government on the development and implementation of a Year 1 check in literacy and numeracy. Comprised of highly regarded academic, health, and education experts, the panel consulted with a wide variety of stakeholders and experts.

The panel's key finding and recommendations can be found in their report.

All education ministers will consider the report and recommendations at a future Education Council meeting.

The Year 1 check is part of the Australian Government's Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes which was released in May 2016.

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