Appendix 1: Methodology

Evaluation framework

The purpose of this evaluation was to gather data about:

  • how services and schools were supporting young children’s oral language learning and development
  • the capacity within the education system (early learning services and primary schools) to respond to the oral language strengths and needs of young children
  • the effective practices (at the teacher, service or school leader and wider education system levels) that promote and support children’s oral language and respond appropriately.

ERO investigated using the following questions and prompts: