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Download letters, flyers (in various languages), newsletters and staff room posters for schools, principals, teachers and parents explaining the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy.
you need to know
What is the minimum standard?
From 2020, students in NSW must meet the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to be eligible for the HSC credential.
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Why have a minimum standard?
Literacy and numeracy skills
Read about the benefits of the minimum standard.
How will students meet the minimum standard?
To meet the minimum standard students need to pass new online reading, writing and numeracy tests developed by NESA.
Learn more about the tests.
Multiple opportunities to meet the minimum standard
Students master essential literacy and numeracy concepts at different times in their schooling.
Find out about the opportunities.
Pre-qualifying for the minimum standard
Band 8 achievement in Year 9 NAPLAN reading, writing and numeracy tests is NOT the HSC minimum standard.
Read more about pre-qualifying.
Preparing students to achieve the minimum standard
Quality teaching of the NSW curriculum is the best way to prepare students to achieve the standard.
Read more about preparing students.
at risk students achieve the minimum standard
All schools have policies and processes for identifying students not meeting expected literacy and numeracy benchmarks and provide additional support for those students.
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Some students may be exempt from meeting the minimum standard for
Learn more about who may be exempt