​​​​​​​​​​The learning prog​ram

The practitioner leads and drives the learning program for their group of learners. The impact of effective teaching and learning practices on learner achievement in making progress along the learning continuum is significant regardless of family background. Effective teaching and learning practices impact on learning potential and achievement when they are relevant to community, individual characteristics and interests, family circumstances and cultural heritage. Effective teaching and learning practices integrate ongoing assessment and feedback with high quality instructional practice.

Read an overview of practitioner assessment in a learning program.

​Effective strategies for integrating assessment into learning​

​Ongoing assessment and associated feedback are essential elements in enabling learners to make progress in their learning. Effective strategies for integrating these essential elements into learning start with clear learning intentions.

In the early years (birth to eight years old), assessment for learning and development informs practice, includes learners views, draws on families perspectives, knowledge, experience and expectations and uses multidisciplinary approaches.

Read more about effective strategies for assessment for learning and development in the early years.

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High quality instructional practices

Research about instructional practices has shown that nine instructional practices have a significant impact on learner achievement if they are used appropriately along with the other strategies in a practitioner's toolkit.

​Read more about effective instructional practices​​.​

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