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 Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool. The results from the Assessment Tool tell you what step of the Learning Progressions 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.

Speaking and listening

Read with understanding

Write to communicate


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 ALNACC Ako Aotearoa website.

These resources were prepared with the support of Education Unlimited.