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Literacy and Numeracy - Intervention


To assist state schools to provide literacy and/or numeracy support to students identified through school monitoring and assessment data.

Duration of program



State schools

Allocation of funds

A fixed annual budget of $23.7M is allocated to schools in three (3) categories.

1. Prep to Year 2

School allocations are calculated to fit within the fixed annual budget of $5.7M using the school's ICSEA* value from the previous year, and the average of P-2 enrolments from February and August of the current year.

*ICSEA is a scale that measures educational disadvantage determined by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) through the collection of student family background data.

2. Years 3 to 6

Funding is for students who are below the national minimum standard (NMS) in reading and numeracy (based on the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results):

School allocations are based on a rate per group of three students (or part thereof) who perform below the National Minimum Standard (NMS) in NAPLAN Reading or NAPLAN Numeracy to fit within the fixed annual budget of $10M.

Funding is provided to the school where the student was enrolled at the time of NAPLAN testing.

Special schools and detention centres are excluded from receiving ITA funding.

3. Years Prep to 12

Schools receive a set annual allocation based on historical literacy enhancement data to fit within the fixed annual budget of $7.9M.

Data requirements

DataSourceTime collected
School enrolmentsPerformance Monitoring and Reporting BranchFebruary/August
NAPLAN Performance DataQueensland Curriculum and Assessment AuthoritySeptember
ICSEA ValuesMySchool Website (
Literacy enhancementFinance Branch2012 data

Payment details


How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements are automatically calculated each year and paid to schools.

Policy reference

For further information please refer to the following website or the contact details below:

Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage (ICSEA) Adobe PDF document External Link


State Schools Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5848

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