Koorie literacy and numeracy programs

​​We fund two programs to assist Koorie students in Victorian Government schools who are below benchmarks in literacy ​​or numeracy:

  • The Early Years Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program supports eligible students in prep to year 3.
  • The Extended Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program supports eligible students from year 4 onwards

Early Years Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program

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

It supports the 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 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 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 2018, funding is provided to eligible Koorie students in Year 4 based on 2017 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. Koorie students who were found eligible for funding in 2017 in Year 4, will continue to receive funding in 2018 in Year 5.

Schools eligible for funding through the E-KLNP are contacted individually by email.

Enquiries

For enquiries related to these programs, email the project coordinator at: koorielitnum@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

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