What does that mean?
Christopher Luxon is set to reveal his plan to turn around falling literacy and numeracy standards across the country, in a “back to basics” approach.
The National Party leader will introduce part one of his party’s education policy on Thursday, focusing on primary schools’ teaching of numeracy, literacy and science. He wants clearer standards for each year level.
The policy, titled “Teaching the Basics Brilliantly”, aimed to remove some of the ambiguity around whether a child at any age bracket was actually meeting the expected literacy or numeracy standard.
During the previous National government, “National Standards” were introduced – which required teachers to clearly report to parents if their child was meeting, failing or exceeding year-level expectations for literacy and numeracy.
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