Following a COAG Education Council meeting today, the nation’s education ministers have decided 2020 NAPLAN testing will be cancelled, as the COVID-19 situation continues to escalate.
David de Carvalho, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), breaks down NAPLAN data, with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
The 2019 NAPLAN National Report, released 25 February 2020, shows a variety of gains at the primary level, though there is still room for improvement in the secondary years.
In Western Australia, students who had to re-sit NAPLAN will have their highest score reported, regardless of whether that was achieved in the first or second test.
Education Minister Dan Tehan speaks with Sky News Australia following the release of the NAPLAN 2019 preliminary results.
ACARA has released NAPLAN 2019 summary results, which reveals some positive signs at the primary school level, however also indicates several areas for improvement, particularly at the secondary level.
Children who attend early childhood education are more likely to achieve higher NAPLAN scores and continue to do better throughout their schooling, according to a new Australian study.
Following a meeting of Australia’s education ministers, the national online rollout of NAPLAN has been postponed until 2021, after connectivity issues and computer glitches impacted numerous students who took the test online earlier this year.
Ahead of upcoming 2019 NAPLAN testing in mid-May, Jenny Donovan, Executive Director for the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation at the NSW Department of Education, provides expert advice for Year 7 and Year 9 students about to sit the test.
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The 2018 NAPLAN National Report, published by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), has revealed significant cumulative gains in various domains since the testing was introduced in 2008.
A recommendation to remove the current approach to national testing and replace it with sample testing of students across Australia has been submitted to the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) review of NAPLAN.
As students around the nation begin the 2019 school year, education expert at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Dr Don Carter, says focussing on learning outcomes and a coherent curriculum should be a priority for schools, rather than placing an excessive emphasis on NAPLAN preparation.
Head of School at the School of Education at University of Newcastle, Professor John Fischetti, discusses his thoughts on the move towards online NAPLAN testing.
The Australian Education Union (AEU) has slammed this year’s NAPLAN online trial, labelling the data collected as worthless, as it calls for a comprehensive review of NAPLAN and My School.
As NAPLAN continues its transition from paper-based to computer-based testing, the assessment program has made headlines once again amid concerns that the data may be too difficult to be meaningfully compared.
Professor John Hattie speaks with 7.30’s Leigh Sales about NAPLAN, 10 years on from its implementation.
Hundreds of schools around Australia have begun trialling NAPLAN Online. The executive director of NSW’s Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, Jenny Donovan, told ABC News schools were polled before the online trials to ascertain the number of laptops they had available and the extent of their online connectivity.