TLF ID S7056
This is a teacher resource describing a strategy to train 81 teachers as primary mathematics specialists (PMS) to improve numeracy standards in 27 primary schools in Victoria identified as having significant numbers of students performing below the state average. It includes a method section that explains the basis for selection of the PMS, outlines the professional learning they undertook to improve their numeracy pedagogical content knowledge and describes their subsequent role in working with primary teachers. The resource describes the results in detail including enhanced expertise of the specialists and improvement in student learning outcomes. It discusses the next steps and lessons learned and provides references to relevant readings.