There are a couple of new article on this topic recently, so I read up on this on the internet. This is what I learned which is from 2020, students in NSW must meet the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to be eligible for the HSC credential. The reason why this is done is so for the following reason.
The minimum standard is part of a broader NSW Government strategy to boost student literacy and numeracy across the state.
What is this standard? Again check the following points which taken from Department Education’s website.
The minimum standard is set at Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), a nationally agreed standard of functional literacy and numeracy. Federal and state government ministers have endorsed the ACSF.
At ACSF Level 3, students can do things like:
- Find the time and date of a music concert on an online ticket website.
- Calculate the quantity of paint needed to paint a room.
- Estimate distance, travel time and costs for a transport route.
- Take notes from a lecture or training session.
- Create a personal weekly budget in a spreadsheet.
- Measure quantities to follow a recipe.
- Follow safety instructions in an equipment manual.
- Enter data in a computer-based management system.
More information on this standard can be found at Australian Core Skills Framework on the site of Department of Education. What read is roughly half of the students will fail to reach this standard at Year 9’s NAPLAN test and will require to sit through and pass online tests in the following years in order to be eligible for HSC Credential.
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