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Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) initiative

Identification of students for MYLNS support

Students assessed as 'Needs Additional Support' or who were exempt in reading and/or numeracy as per their Year 9 NAPLAN results will be automatically tagged as MYLNS students in CASES21.

If MYLNS students are transferring into a school, the new school will need to identify them manually (CASES21 MYLNS pre-identification will not transfer with them).

Schools can choose to select additional Year 10 students who may benefit from MYLNS initiative support, following an evidence-based, collaborative process involving school leaders and relevant staff.

In determining additional Year 10 students to receive MYLNS initiative support, schools should:

  • triangulate student learning data from multiple sources
  • consider vulnerable and disengaged students who may benefit from literacy and/or numeracy intervention, including students with low or non-attendance or for whom there is little formal learning data
  • consult with other workforces that support priority cohorts, where needed, to design wrap-around support for learners.

Schools should ensure all students receiving MYLNS initiative support are tagged in CASES21 and should update CASES21 throughout the year if additional students are added to the MYLNS program.

Schools are required to communicate with parents/carers regarding their child’s involvement in the MYLNS initiative. A sample letter to parents/carers (DOCX)External Link is available to assist schools with this communication.

Guidance chapter on the identification of students for MYLNS support

Reviewed 12 February 2024

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