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NAPLAN: The Assessment that needs Assessing

NAPLAN has been back in the headlines again recently (although, when is it every really OUT of the headlines?): this time in response to a senate inquiry investigating concerns NAPLAN is damaging to student and teacher wellbeing and creating a … Continue reading

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Firing teachers on the basis of NAPLAN scores? Really?

Using NAPLAN data to fire teachers is ludicrous Controversy surrounding NAPLAN testing is old news. Many educators are critical of the standardised test, claiming it creates a culture of ‘teaching to the test’ and unreasonable levels of anxiety in both … Continue reading

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The system, not teachers, to blame for the stress of tests

On the 19th of June the Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Daniel Hurst: “Teachers blamed for stress of tests,” which shifted blame for the stress of NAPLAN to principals and teachers. But are teachers really to blame? Or … Continue reading

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