Posted by ABC News Breakfast | December 15, 2018 01:37:50Kindergost Math and Science Project (K-12) was introduced in Queensland schools in 2019 and is now used in all schools across the state.
The curriculum, which is taught from kindergarten through to the end of primary school, uses maths, science and literacy skills to help students prepare for the state’s high-achieving high school graduates.
In 2017, Queensland Education Minister, Mark Bailey, announced the state was “starting to see more and more evidence” the K-13 curriculum would be used in classrooms across the State.
“We’ve seen more and better outcomes, we’ve seen some very strong gains,” he said.
“Now we’ve got some really strong results and we’re getting really good results from the K program and from other schools across Queensland.”
It’s time we really moved the ball down the field.
“Mr Bailey said there were still some concerns about the K curriculum in Queensland, but they were being addressed by a series of initiatives.”
Our focus is to deliver the curriculum to the best possible students and to make sure that the students who need it have access to it,” he told the ABC.”
And in doing that we want to make it accessible to children that are not always able to access the curriculum at the school level.
“What’s happening in Queensland?
Queensland’s K-7 and K-8 grades have been boosted to grade 12 by the introduction of the K programme in 2018, and the curriculum is now being used in most schools across state.
Queenslanders aged between three and 16 years old have been given the opportunity to take part in the K maths and science project.
The K-3, K-5 and K grades are also being introduced in 2018 and 2019, and both will be taught to students in the same way as the other grades.
Quebec has also increased the number of schools which will offer the K Math and science Project to include two K grades and one K maths grade.
Mr Bailey announced the introduction on the first day of the new academic year, and said the new K grades would be introduced by 2021.”
There are some really positive things about the curriculum that are coming out of Queensland and we want all our schools to be doing the KMath and Science Program in 2020 and beyond,” he explained.”
The Queensland Government has already increased the amount of places available to the state and we have a lot of work to do, but there’s a lot we can do.