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.
Vice-President at the Catholic Assistant Principal’s Association in WA, Tania James, discusses NAPLAN and the importance of national testing to identify areas for improvement. Read more
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.