Quicksmart is an intervention program for middle school students. It has been designed to improve students’ learning by focussing on developing fast (quick) and accurate (smart) basic skills.
Quicksmart lessons are run with a pair of students, 3 times per week for half an hour each lesson.
The structure of the lesson provides deliberate practice, combined with the use of appropriate strategies to enable the student to remember and eventually automatically recall learned information. When students can automatically recall learned information, their working memory is freed up so that they are able to engage meaningfully with more demanding tasks.The Quicksmart program is backed up with 15 years of data demonstrating its effectiveness at improving the learning of struggling students in a range of school settings.
A limited number of Year 7 students will be selected for either the Quicksmart Numeracy or Quicksmart Literacy program following a thorough screening process and parents/guardians will be contacted regarding the program.
Sale College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au