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Literacy and Numeracy

William Ross State High School is committed to achieving positive outcomes for all students through an explicit focus on effective literacy and numeracy practices. Commitment to high achievement begins with knowing our student. This requires the consistent interrogation of all available data to identify students who are positioned to excel and also recognising those students who are struggling and may require extra support.
 
One feature unique to William Ross State High School is the use of MES data, Motivation and Engagement data, in addition to traditional data platforms, to provide a more comprehensive picture of students. This data identifies aspects of motivation and engagement that impact a student’s individual performance and therefore, informs strategic differentiation for that particular student.
 
William Ross State High School has a dedicated literacy and numeracy support team who implement targeted programs within the school. A significant element of the commitment to making a difference in the lives of students is in the continued focus on building teacher capacity through specific professional development centred around current research in literacy and numeracy ‘best practice’.