Education Queensland Initiatives
The following Education Queensland initiatives have relevance to early childhood education.
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- Year 2 Diagnostic Net
The Year 2 Diagnostic Net is a process of assessment and intervention to support children's literacy and numeracy development during the early years of schooling in Queensland. It identifies and provides additional support for those children who are experiencing difficulties in literacy and numeracy.
- KITE Theatre Program
KITE is a long standing Education Queensland funded program that promotes excellence in Arts education for young children in State schools. The KITE program is supported by and located at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). Education Queensland and QPAC work collaboratively to develop and implement a program that provides quality theatre experiences for young children linked to the current curriculum, a workshop program for teachers and curriculum support materials that extend the theatre experience.
- Health and Wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of students is an important factor their overall achievement at school. Education Queensland has initiated a number of policies and programs aimed at supporting students health and wellbeing.
- Homework in State schools
Education Queensland has developed a comprehensive policy and guidelines for schools on the appropriateness of homework. The policy includes indicative allocations for year levels.
- Students with Disabilities
This site provides information, support and resources relating to students with disabilities and their active participation in learning. Further information can be obtained from your local school or district education office.
- Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Education
Partners for Success is Education Queensland's key strategy for the continuous improvement of education and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Education Queensland.
- Education Queensland across the following priority areas:
- student diversity
- whole-school planning and community partnerships
- the teaching of reading
- future literacies.
NAPLAN (Years 3, 5, 7 and 9)
The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests were first implemented in 2008. These national tests replaced previous state and territory tests. They provide information on how Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are performing in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
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