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.
Lifting attendance rates is often viewed as the key to improving education outcomes for Indigenous students and their peers, but new research by La Trobe University researchers suggests this link may be misleading.
Animal protection charity, Voiceless, has launched a series of free new resources that are designed to assist teachers of Years 7 and 9 who are preparing for NAPLAN. Read more
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.