Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Programs

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

The Department funds two Koorie Literacy and Numeracy programs to assist Koorie students in Victorian Government schools who are below benchmarks in literacy and/or numeracy:

  • Early Years Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program supports eligible students in Prep-Year 3
  • Extended Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program supports eligible students Year 4 onwards

Early Years Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program

This program provides funding to Victorian government schools to assist Koorie students in Prep-Year 3 who are achieving below expected levels in literacy and/or numeracy according to teacher judgement

It supports the Victorian Government's commitment to reducing the achievement gap between Koorie and non-Koorie students.

Schools use this funding to implement or strengthen practices which address the needs of Koorie students who require extra support with literacy and numeracy.

Funding is determined using centrally collected data:

  • In primary schools funding is based on teacher judgement for Prep-Year 3 Koorie students.
  • In special schools funding is based on the ages of Koorie students.

Analysis commences each year after the completion of the English Online Interview in Term 1 of the school year. Schools eligible for EYKLNP funding are contacted individually by email.

Extended Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program

This program provides funding to Victorian government schools to support Koorie students who are below national minimum standards in reading and/or numeracy as measured by the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)

The program supports the Victorian Government's commitment to the Close the Gap targets set by the Council of Australian Governments. Schools use this funding to support the literacy and/or numeracy achievement of eligible students.

In 2017, funding is provided to eligible Koorie students in Year 4 based on 2016 Year 3 NAPLAN testing in the strands of Reading and Numeracy. Data is collected centrally and analysed for the two strands separately. Students may be eligible for support in either or both strands. Schools eligible for funding through the E-KLNP are contacted individually by email.

Enquiries

For enquiries related to these programs, contact the coordinator at: juriansz.clyde.h@edumail.vic.gov.au

Support

Koorie education workforce

The Koorie education workforce (KEW) comprises regionally based Koorie Education Managers (KEMs), and locally based Koorie Education Coordinators (KECs) and Koorie Engagement Support Officers (KESOs) who can assist schools by facilitating engagement with students' families. Schools are advised to contact their regional office for assistance from the KEW. For regional office contact information, see: Structure