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Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Rivalland, J., & Huber, A. (1998). AISWA literacy working party (Project No.3): a review of the establishment of databases for literacy achievement. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


Project Three of the AISWA Literacy Research Project reviewed the establishment of databases in Literacy achievement at a systems and schools level with a view to providing resource information for schools. The purpose of Project Three was to provide information to facilitate schools' ability to respond to requests for evidence of literacy achievement. This report begins with a summary of the history of the national, state and territories move to outcomes based learning over the past decade. In 1993, the responsibility for implementing this change was given to the states and territories which has resulted in great variation across Australia. A detailed summary of each state and territory can be found in the Resource Section of this report. In order to map the landscape of AISWA schools' involvement in the creation and maintenance of literacy databases, a survey was conducted with a small sample of AISWA schools. The purpose of the survey was to identify current practice in literacy achievement and performance. The results of this survey are discussed in this report. It is intended that this document provide a resource for schools as they plan for Curriculum Framework implementation. As implementation is a mandated procedure, schools will be asked to report on their progress.

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