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Middle Primary/Middle Schooling - Reading

Bandscales for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Learners - Years 4-10

Produced by
Denise Turnbull, Catherine Hudson and Marilyn Newton

in association with
Mette David, Clorine Fatnowna, Ailsa Gregory, Maree Harris and Kathy Shortjoe

for Education Queensland
November, 2002

Based on the work of

Penny McKay, Marilyn Newton (Sapuppo) and Catherine Hudson

in the Middle & Upper Primary ESL Bandscales from The ESL Bandscales, in NLLIA ESL Development: Language and Literacy in Schools. Canberra: National Languages and LiteracyInstitute of Australia 1994.

Acknowledgements for Reading Bandscales

The development of the Bandscales for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Learners -Years 4-10 would not have been possible without the permission given to us by Penny McKay, Marilyn Newton (Sapuppo) and Catherine Hudson to adapt the Middle & Upper Primary ESL Bandscales from: The ESL Bandscales, in NLLIA ESL Development: Language and Literacy in Schools. Canberra: National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia 1994.

The authors of the project are grateful to the following people for their contributions to this project:

Shane Williams, Director, Student Services Branch approved the development of this project and provided ongoing support and advice, together with Kay Boulden, Manager, Community Partnerships Unit and Joy Schloss, Statewide ESL co-ordinator.

The authors acknowledge the ground-breaking work of Professor Ian Malcolm, Associate Professor Diana Eades and Dr Anna Shnukal in providing the underlying linguistic research that was drawn on in the development of this project and appreciate their advice during the development of the Bandscales Projects.

The authors would like to thank Steve Foster, Kay Ahmat, Rose Callaghan and Barry Staib for their continual support throughout the project from its initial inception in 1997. The principals and staff of Badu Island, Cairns West, Kuranda and Yarrabah State Schools and Pauline Taylor, Senior Project Officer, IETA, are recognised for their co-operation and contributions in the development of the Bandscales project.

The Bandscales for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Learners Project received input and cooperation from school and advisory staff in Queensland and Western Australia.

PROJECT TEAM

Project Management:
Denise Turnbull

Project Consultants:
Catherine Hudson, Marilyn Newton

Working Party:
Mette David, Clorine Fatnowna, Ailsa Gregory, Maree Harris, Catherine Hudson, Marilyn Newton, Kathy Shortjoe, Denise Turnbull

Feedback Group:
Education Queensland: Kay Ahmat, Marina Bakker, Joanne Bowman, Laurie Barratt, Fiona Barrett, Rose Callaghan, Karen Campbell, Aderyn Chatterton, Steve Conners, Robyn Cummings, Cecilia Davern, Ellenor Davis, Terry Davidson, Gail Goodman, Maree Harris, Kim Holmes, Colleen Hope, Nicola House, Joy Kopelke, Mike Longhurst, Jenni McDonald, Priscilla Holborn, Jennifer Kite, Jo McCulloch, Michelle McIntosh, Marilyn Newton, Kevina O'Neill, Vicki Pereria, Leanne Plasto, Chris Rush, Jackie Salathe, Joy Schloss, Bronwyn Self, Jennifer Sloane, Kylie Somerfeld, Maryann Sullivan, Jenny Taylor, Pauline Taylor, Wendy Tunin, Gill Tynan, Priscilla Holborn, Madonna Brosnan.

Education Department of Western Australia: Julie Buist, Rachel Monamy, Kate Mullin, Denise Shillinglaw.

Queensland Association of Independent Schools: Trish Brady, Libby Knight.

Queensland Catholic Education: Rosemary Koppe.

University Personnel: Dr Diana Eades (Associate Professor, University of Hawai'i), Dr Penny McKay (Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology),Professor Ian Malcolm (Professor of Applied Linguistics, Edith Cowan University).

Library Assistance:
Fran Cooke, Liz McGinley, Annette Sing.

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