Learning progressions resources

Understanding what employees already know and can do is the starting point for effective workplace literacy and numeracy training. 

How do we measure this?

One way to measure this is by using the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool. The results from the Assessment Tool tell you what step your employees are. But what does this mean? These resources explain what employees know and can do at each step of the Progressions, using common workplace examples. Please note that further resources and FAQs are under development.

Read with understanding

Write to communicate

Numeracy

What are the Learning Progressions?

Listening, speaking, reading, writing and numeracy demands are embedded in many of the tasks that adults need to undertake in real life across a wide variety of contexts. The progressions provide a framework and language for describing the challenges that adult learners may have to overcome to meet these demands.

The learning progressions describe the main elements or strands of learning that adults require in order to:

  • Listen with understanding
  • Speak to communicate
  • Read with understanding
  • Write to communicate
  • Make sense of number to solve problems
  • Reason statistically, and
  • Measure and interpret shape and space.

More detailed information about the Learning Progressions is available on the the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults website.