Mary Immaculate High School: Raising standards of Literacy and Numeracy for our young learners through the LNF and NRT/NNT tests 

Launched by the Welsh Government in Sept 2013, the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) is used by teachers in all subjects to increase emphasise on developing students’ Literacy and Numeracy skills.

What does this mean for my child? 

* The LNF has been developed to help achieve the National Educational aim that the children of Wales are able to develop excellent Literacy and Numeracy skills – essential to compete in today’s workplace and live fulfilling lives.

* From May 2013, all children in Wales from Year 2 to Year 9 have taken compulsory tests in reading and numeracy at the end of each school year.

What are the purposes of the tests? 

1. Give schools an accurate gauge of individual children’s skills and abilities

2. Help drive up literacy and numeracy standards in children throughout Wales

3. Paint a clearer picture of how children are performing nationally (until now, individual schools have carried out their own tests)

When do we get the results? 

* You, the parents, will receive a report back by the end of the summer term on how your child did.

* This will include

a) their standardised score,

b) a score of how your child performed compared to others the same age in Wales and

c) a progress score to show improvement from tests in the previous academic year.

* Pupils that fall below an average standardised score will receive targeted ‘catch-up’ intervention designed to ensure that they can reach their full potential in accessing materials in preparation for their GCSEs.

Useful websites

Learning Wales

BBC Bitesize KS3 

(aimed at adults)