Strategy to ‘Bump It Up’

THE NSW Government will aim to increase the number of public school students in the top two NAPLAN bands for literacy and numeracy by 15 per cent by 2023.

Under the new Premier’s Priority, an additional 18,700 students will improve their literacy skills and 13,500 students will boost their numeracy skills.
The Bump It Up program identifies schools that have potential to lift their students’ performance in literacy and numeracy and provides targeted support to strengthen existing practice so that students with the greatest capacity can improve further.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the new priority is an ambitious target but one the NSW Government is confident will be achieved.
“The NSW Government successfully achieved the 2015 Premier Priority of increasing the number of students in the top two NAPLAN bands by eight per cent by 2019 and now we have set the bar even higher,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“We are unashamedly lifting standards in our schools and unlocking the massive potential of our young people.”
Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell, said since introducing the 2015 Premier’s Priority, around 20,000 students achieved results in the top two NAPLAN bands for literacy and numeracy in the last year alone.
“By 2023, we expect to see significant, tangible improvement in literacy and numeracy, right across the state,” Ms Mitchell said.
The NSW Department of Education has developed a range of key initiatives to support school leaders to strengthen practice in schools and enhance literacy and numeracy learning outcomes for all students. Bump It Up is one of a range of initiatives aligned with the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-20 to ensure all NSW students have the essential literacy and numeracy skills they need for success in learning and in life.