QuickSmart is an intervention program designed for students who experience persistent difficulties in literacy and/or numeracy. The programs provide a framework with short and targeted lesson components for educators to work through with their students.

The aim of QuickSmart is to enable students to become automatic (quick) in their basic skills in order to move onto more complex problem-solving skills (smart). It is based at the SiMERR National Research Centre, located at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia.

The programs come with ready-to-use resources, as well as accredited professional development training and ongoing support. They are suitable for learners in years 4 to 9, whose skill levels are below the national minimum standard. (LEARN MORE)

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QuickSmart Numeracy focuses on understanding and recall of basic number facts, performance of elementary calculations, acquisition of appropriate mathematics language, and problem-solving skills. Click here for more information.

QuickSmart Literacy focuses on the automaticity of word recognition, fluency in reading connected texts, and development of vocabulary. Click here for more information.

The QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy program is an individually-focused, brain-based approach to student support. It consists of three 40-50 minute lessons per week with four-to-five students working in groups with a teacher instructor. Click here for more information.

The Numeracy Diagnostic Assessment (DA) is an online assessment accessed through the QuickSmart Portal. It is cost-effective and efficient tool for assessing the basic numeracy skills of large numbers of students. Click here for more information.

In response to parents inquiring about a program they can use at home when QuickSmart is not available at their school, we have developed a version of QuickSmart Numeracy for use by parents/carers at home. Click here for more information.