Good practice exemplars

This section contains good practice exemplars and ideas to support great workplace literacy and numeracy outcomes.

Using the LNAAT Box and Whisker Plot reporting feature

If you are using the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool it’s likely that you will have come across the various reporting features available. One of these is the ability to generate a group progress report. This report is very useful in analysing what is going on with your learners over time and is the TEC's preferred method of presenting learner data. However, the report uses something called a Box and Whisker Plot. And you need to know how the Box and Whisker Plot works if you want to make sense of the data. Graeme Smith from ALEC has a great explanation of this on his blog, supported by notes from Janet Hogan.

Getting the most from workplace literacy and numeracy programmes

This brochure outlines ideas for employers to help them get the most out of a WPLN programme. The ideas in the brochure were drawn together by Jan Eyre of NZCER, from a project for the Department of Labour on the transfer of skills from literacy and numeracy programmes to the workplace.

Why invest in literacy and numeracy training for your workforce?

This one pager summarises recent research on the returns on investing in workplace literacy and numeracy. The document is available here.

Workplace Health and Safety: Background summary

The document summarises recent research on the link between good health and safety outcomes and literacy and/or language skills development. The document is available here.

Writing Health and Safety Guidelines for your Workplace (Worksafe, June 2015)

These guidelines describe a five stage process to help you write health and safety documents for your workplace. The document is available here.

Employer Awareness Framework (ITF Good Practice Project, 2009)

This framework describes levels of employer awareness of LN issues. It is adapted from social change (Andreasen, 1995)  and customer choice models (Finskund, 2004). The framework is useful for scenarios where there is a need to engage with employers about literacy and numeracy issues and to actively support them to change attitudes toward literacy and numeracy. The document is available here.