Australian Curriculum teaching and learning - Education Matters Magazine

Religious instruction has no place in our public schools

As our primary children have returned to public school throughout the country, they will be joined by a growing legion of workers from para-church groups like ACCESS, Scripture Union, Genr8, YouthWorks, OAC, and the Child Evangelical Fellowship, who exploit various exceptions in State and Territory education acts that have been created to undermine the secular principle of public education. Read more

Schools Fail Curriculum Assessment

Reviews of underperforming public schools have raised concerns about the failure to introduce the national curriculum, lower than expected results on national tests and lack of leadership. Read more

Families Wait on NAPLAN Reports

STUDENT results in the national literacy and numeracy tests will be delayed for about one month after an error was discovered in the printed reports. Read more

What We Don’t Get From Naplan

Schools number-crunching published NAPLAN scores are missing the point. Moreover, principals who draw up lists of NAPLAN “competitors” demonstrate a lack of understanding of just how limited NAPLAN scores are. Comparisons with schools systems that have used NAPLAN-like tests, however, are useful. Let me explain. Read more