The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat (LNS) was established in November 2004. The Secretariat's goal is to help boost student achievement. Over 80 highly-skilled and experienced educators (known as student achievement officers or SAOs) work directly with schools and school boards across the province to build capacity and implement strategies to improve reading, writing and math skills. These efforts have included:

  • working with school boards to set ambitious student achievement targets and to develop improvement plans
  • working with school boards to provide the necessary resources and to identify ways to improve student achievement
  • providing professional learning opportunities to teachers, principals and other educators
  • sharing research on effective teaching
  • building partnerships with principals' councils, teachers' federations, faculties of education and other organizations
  • sharing successful practices within and across school boards

Learn more about The Secretariat's initiatives.