The following are essential resources that school leaders and Improvement Teachers can use to support the implementation of the Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) initiative.

Student achievement managers

Schools will be supported by student achievement managers (SAMs) who will work with school leadership to ensure that the initiative has the greatest impact for all eligible students and that capability is built across the whole school.

To find out who is your school’s assigned SAM, email:

Video case studies

The MYLNS case studies highlight professional practice and successful literacy and numeracy implementation in secondary and primary/secondary schools.

MYLNS case studies are available on the department's website, visit: MYLNS Case StudiesExternal Link

Professional learning

Improvement Teachers can access the MYLNS professional learning program, which is:

  • designed to build proficiency across relevant AITSL standards and to develop skills and strategies to build the capability of others
  • grounded in international and national best practice in literacy and numeracy teaching
  • focused on understanding adolescent engagement in learning and teaching
  • secondary school students who are behind in literacy and numeracy
  • aligned with the professional learning provided through state-wide expert-led workshops for secondary Literacy Leaders and Numeracy Leaders (part of the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy)

Each workshop in the professional learning program is delivered in a blended learning mode through:

  • face-to-face workshops and/or webinars
  • online learning via a dedicated Learning Management System (LMS)
  • hosted discussion boards
  • supported small group collaborations
  • individualised coaching programs
  • printed resources
  • supported in-school application and experience

Literacy and mathematics teaching toolkits

Literacy and mathematics teaching toolkits provide practical advice and high impact teaching practices that improve outcomes in numeracy and mathematics, reading, writing, and speaking and listening.

The toolkits are available on the department’s website, visit : Literacy Teaching ToolkitExternal Link and Mathematics Teaching ToolkitExternal Link

Learning difficulties information guides

The learning difficulties information guides are a foundation for understanding learning difficulties in numeracy and literacy. These guides can assist school leaders and teachers to understand more about the needs of students with learning difficulties.

To access the learning difficulties information guides, visit: Learning difficultiesExternal Link

Literacy and numeracy for Koorie students

The department provides a range of resources to support literacy and English for Koorie students. These include:

  • Koorie English online
  • school leadership guides
  • the Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program
  • teaching and learning videos to improve Koorie students’ reading comprehension

For more information, visit: Literacy and English for Koorie studentsExternal Link and/or access the MYLNS LMS and undertake the professional learning on supporting Koorie students.

English as an additional language

English as an additional language (EAL) resources are available to support teachers with students of EAL background develop proficiency in English and/or access the MYLNS LMS and undertake the professional learning on supporting CALD students.

For more information, visit: English as an Additional Language (EAL)External Link

Digital Assessment Library

The Digital Assessment Library (DAL) is an online and on demand student learning assessment tool that is freely available from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). It provides timely and detailed information on individual student performance. The DAL contains assessments that are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and include English, Mathematics and Critical and Creative Thinking strands.

For more information, visit: Digital Assessment Library (DAL)External Link

Other relevant resources

Resources page containing supporting resources and links for the Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) initiative

Reviewed 24 March 2023

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