QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy Program


Overview: The QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy program is an individually-focused, brain-based approach to student support. The Program consists of three 40-50 minute lessons per week. An experienced teacher, who participates in the online QuickSmart Catch-Up professional development, delivers the program. Four-to-five students work in groups with a teacher instructor. Digital and physical resources are provided as well as program and IT support.


Catch-Up Numeracy Program Description

The SiMERR National Research Centre is offering schools a new format and targeted QuickSmart program (QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy) to complement the traditional QuickSmart programs accessed by over 1,500 schools throughout Australia.

Target students for QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy are drawn from Years 4-to-8 and are not typically those who access QuickSmart Numeracy. QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy students need support to re-engage with classroom instruction as they have fallen behind for any number of reasons (including COVID-19 disruptions in 2020), and need to ‘catch up’ in numeracy fluency and problem solving.

The QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy program involves:

  • Students in the 30-50% (NAPLAN Band 4 or above) Australian achievement spectrum;
  • Groups of four-to-five students;
  • Experienced teachers utilising active/passive modes of instruction;
  • At least three sessions a week;
  • Session lengths of approximately 40-50 minutes; and
  • Consistency of lesson structure through seven learning components; and
  • Building on each student’s current numeracy understanding.

The program is cost-effective with an individualised student focus, building on student’s current understanding. It employs the nationally recognised* QuickSmart brain-based approach to learning instruction with the end goal being student’s enhanced numeracy fluency and problem-solving skills.

*QuickSmart, offered in over 1,500 school across Australia, was awarded highest national ratings in Education provision impact by the Australian Research Council in 2019.

Note: SiMERR also offers the traditional QuickSmart Numeracy and QuickSmart Literacy programs involving two students with an instructor for three, 30-minute lessons for identified at-risk learners – typically those in the bottom 30% of the Australian achievement spectrum.


The QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy program includes:

  • 30 licences per year for three years for the FABS (Fast and Accurate Basic Skills) online assessment application on the QuickSmart Portal;
  • QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy Instruction digital and physical resources;
  • Online Professional Development sessions for up to five teachers (six days across the first year);
  • Lesson structure to maximise student on-task participation;
  • Developmental achievable student targets;
  • Students enhanced numeracy fluency and problem-solving skills;
  • A focus on student deliberate practice, engagement and persistence; and
  • School data analysis.

Catch-Up Numeracy Program Structure

QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy intervention strategies include a variety of short, focused activities that aim to enhance students’ processing and improve their automatic recall of basic number facts across all four operations. Mathematics intervention sessions include opportunities to consolidate the use of approaches for calculating number facts and the use of a prompt scaffold to solve mathematical problems and establish knowledge of problem-solving routines. Each lesson will contain the following lesson components:

  • Focus Number Facts are used to encourage to demonstrate their understanding of the required processes by discussing and explaining the approaches they are using. If students do not display reasonably proficient understandings, instructors use lesson time to develop the learners’ understanding to the level where they are proficient enough to benefit from practice.
  • Flash Cards are used to assist students to develop automatic and accurate recall;
  • Speed sheets relate to the same set of focus facts and include extension number facts;
  • Independent Worksheets/Mathematical Puzzles are used so students practise their skills independently on carefully selected worksheets that are closely related to the lesson content;
  • Testing from the digital bank of basic mathematical tasks;
  • Problem Solving activities are used to enhance student’s ability to apply their developing number skills to the content and activity types that are typically used in their classroom; and
  • Games complement each set of focus facts and allow students to review and consolidate their learning in a motivating way.

Catch-Up Numeracy Program Professional Development Calendar

QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy Professional Development will usually take place online via the Zoom Application. Please visit our Workshop Calendar for workshop dates.


Catch-Up Numeracy Program Costs

SiMERR offers schools a highly cost-effective three-year package for its programmes including Catch-Up Numeracy. The costs cover:

  • Six days of recognised professional training for up to five staff spread over the first year;
  • Resources so that the program can start as soon as is practical, and which remain the property of the school;
  • A three-year license for
    • access to digital resources,
    • digital licences,
    • program and IT support during school hours, and
    • data analysis and reports.

QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy program cost for a school with MORE than 100 total enrolments that is new to the QuickSmart Numeracy program:

  • $10,500 (plus 10% GST) – please complete the New School Form below

QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy program cost for a school with 100 or LESS total enrolments that is new to the QuickSmart Numeracy program:

  • $7,000 (plus 10% GST) – please complete the New School Form below

QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy cost for a previous or current QuickSmart Numeracy school*:

  • $6,500 (plus 10% GST) – please complete the Continuing School Form below
  • *It is expected that these schools already have their QuickSmart Numeracy physical resources (flashcard kit, folders, etc)

Cost for schools that wish to purchase both the QuickSmart Numeracy program AND the QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy Program:


Catch-Up Numeracy Program Registration Forms

New School Form – use this form if:

  • your school is completely new to QuickSmart and wish to register for the QuickSmart Catch Up Numeracy Program

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Please use https://www.myschool.edu.au/ if you are unsure of your total enrolment number
NSW Government Schools: Please note that as of 2021, EDConnect require a Purchase Order number before SiMERR can issue an invoice to them on behalf of your school.


Form Items

Principal Investigator

  • Name: University of New England through the National Centre for Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SIMERR)
  • ABN: 75 792 454 315
  • Address: Armidale NSW 2351 Australia
  • Contact Person: John Pegg, Director SIMERR
  • Telephone: 02 6773 5067
  • Email: quicksmart@une.edu.au

Fees

  • - QuickSmart Catch-Up Program: $10,500 (plus 10% GST) per program
  • - QuickSmart Catch-Up Program for small schools (less than 100 total enrolments): $7,000 (plus 10% GST) per program
  • - Professional Development (venue hire and catering where applicable): $30 (including GST) per person per day
  • - Travel and Accommodation: N/A

Professional Development

  • For the School to be able to take part in the QuickSmart research project and deliver the QuickSmart Program(s), the School staff instructing students are expected to complete professional development training. Registering for the QuickSmart research project obligates the school to train at least one (1) and up to five (5) staff member(s) in the first year of implementation. The registered staff member(s) are expected to attend all six days (3x2 days) of professional development in order to complete the training. Withdrawal from the program(s) is possible in line with the cancellation policy (see below).

Reporting

  • As part of the QuickSmart research project, schools are entitled to a yearly QuickSmart school report. For the duration of the Research Service Term: Reporting, the School may request a QuickSmart school report containing a cohort analysis of the student data that the School submit to SiMERR. A report is generated when the School submits data for analysis and requests a report.

Duration of services under this Registration Form

  • - QuickSmart Program Licence Term: Permanent and Ongoing, starting on 01 January 2022
  • - FABS Software Licence Term: 01 January 2022 to 31 December 2024
  • - Research Service Term: Reporting: until 31 August 2025
  • - Research Service Term: Professional Development: 01 January to 31 December 2022
  • - Support Services Term: 01 January to 31 August 2025

Payment

  • Payment Schedule: 100% within 30 days of receipt of invoice.

Cancellation and Termination

  • - Cancellation prior to 1 month before Workshop One: No penalty.
  • - Cancellation prior to date of Workshop One (but no more than one month prior): Cost of return shipping of allocated resources (kit and games pack), if resources have already been shipped; and contribution towards the venue hire and catering for Workshop One
  • - Termination up to one month after Workshop One: Cost of return shipping of allocated resources (kit and games pack) and contribution towards the venue hire and catering for Workshop One. An administrative fee of $500 may be payable upon cancellation after commencement of Workshop One.
  • - Termination of agreement more than one month after Workshop One: 100% of total program fee.

Signature / Submitting:

  • By submitting this Research Registration Form you agree to the cost structure, the payment schedule, and the cancellation policy as set out in this form, and you warrant that you are authorised to enter this Agreement and that this Agreement has been duly executed by the School and is a legal, valid and binding agreement enforceable against it.


Continuing School Form – use this form if:

  • your school is a previous or current QuickSmart Numeracy school and wish to register for the QuickSmart Catch-Up Numeracy Program

Click to show and complete form

NSW Government Schools: Please note that as of 2021, EDConnect require a Purchase Order number before SiMERR can issue an invoice to them on behalf of your school.


Form Items

Principal Investigator

  • Name: University of New England through the National Centre for Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SIMERR)
  • ABN: 75 792 454 315
  • Address: Armidale NSW 2351 Australia
  • Contact Person: John Pegg, Director SIMERR
  • Telephone: 02 6773 5067
  • Email: quicksmart@une.edu.au

Fees

If registered for Professional Development: Basic Skills
  • - $1,500 (plus 10% GST) for one to two staff members OR
  • - $2,500 (plus 10% GST) for three to five staff members
  • PLUS
  • - Venue hire and catering (where applicable): $30 (including GST) per person per day

If registered for Professional Development: Advanced Skills
  • - $1,750 (plus 10% GST) for one to two staff members OR
  • - $3,500 (plus 10% GST) for three to five staff members
  • PLUS
  • - Venue hire and catering (where applicable): $30 (including GST) per person per day

Professional Development

  • The registered staff member(s) are expected to attend all six days (3x2 days) of professional development in order to complete the training. Withdrawal from the program(s) is possible in line with the cancellation policy (see below).

Reporting

  • As part of the QuickSmart research project, schools are entitled to a yearly QuickSmart school report. For the duration of the Research Service Term: Reporting, the School may request a QuickSmart school report containing a cohort analysis of the student data that the School submit to SiMERR. A report is generated when a school submits data for analysis and requests a report.

Duration of services under this Registration Form

  • - QuickSmart Program Licence Term: Permanent and Ongoing
  • - FABS Licence Term: As per previous agreement, or according to renewal term as indicated on this form
  • - Research Service Term: Reporting: As per previous agreement, or according to OZCAAS Licence Renewal on this form.
  • - Research Service Term: Professional Development: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.
  • - Support Services Term: As per previous agreement, or according to OZCAAS Licence Renewal on this form.

  • Payment

    • Payment Schedule: 100% within 30 days of receipt of invoice

    Cancellation and Termination

    • - Cancellation prior to 2 weeks before Workshop One: No penalty.
    • - Cancellation prior to date of Workshop One (but no more than two weeks prior): Contribution towards the venue hire and catering for Workshop One.
    • - Termination up to one month after Workshop One: A contribution towards the venue hire and catering for Workshop One. An administrative fee of $200 may be payable upon cancellation after commencement of Workshop One.
    • - Termination of agreement more than one month after Workshop One: 100% of total fee.

    Signature / Submitting:

    • By submitting this Order Form you agree to the fees, the payment schedule, and the cancellation policy as indicated on this form, and you warrant that you are authorised to enter this Agreement and that this Agreement has been duly executed by the School and is a legal, valid and binding agreement enforceable against it