South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.

Target:

14. Early childhood – Year 1 literacy:

By 2014 achieve a 10% improvement in the number of children reading at an age appropriate level by the end of Year 1 and maintain thereafter



Key Measure

 

Explanatory Comments

In 2014 - 75.3% of South Australian Year 1 students attending a state government primary school were reading at an age appropriate level by the end of Year 1. The target of 74.7% was met for 2014.

Reading ability is measured in state government primary schools using the Department for Education and Child Development’s reading assessment tool, Running Records, which is based on international research. Data is not available for 2008. Measurement of this target ended in 2014.

Lead Agency

Department for Education and Child Development