Numeracy and Literacy at Macquarie
At Macquarie Anglican Grammar School we use a "flexible progression" model for the vitally important areas of literacy and numeracy. Our model is based on the educational philosophy that students of the same age have different learning needs and abilities. Within our model, students are placed in learning groups according to their literacy and numeracy needs and ability, rather than their chronological age.
Organising classes using this flexible progression model allows for benefits such as;
- Peer Assisted Learning
- Leadership Development
- More focused instruction
- Students work at the right ability level
- Experienced improvement in academic results
There are 10 different classes for literacy and numeracy. To place students in classes, students are assessed using a variety of standardised tests as well as anecdotal records and parent consultation.
Our flexible progression model allows students to progress as they master literacy and numeracy concepts andis now considered best practice in Primary School education.