How can the progressions be used?

The progressions do not describe what to teach; they provide a detailed map of how students become increasingly adept in particular aspects of literacy and numeracy development. Learning area content and achievement standards continue to be the focus for planning, programming, teaching, learning and assessment in relation to the Australian Curriculum.

Figure 1 shows the relationship between the progressions and the Australian Curriculum, in the context of the teaching and learning cycle.

Figure 1. Using the learning progressions to support teaching and learning of all Australian Curriculum learning areas