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core literacy

Developing core literacy skills: Do students have the write stuff?

Writing is a core literacy skill that all students need to master to be able to function effectively in school, the workplace, and the community. It is also a major focus of national educational bodies. In Australia, for example, writing is included as one of four core areas assessed in the nationwide tests of student achievement (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy [NAPLAN]), and students are expected to know how to write within diverse creative, informative, and persuasive genres. 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.
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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.
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