Progress towards NAPLAN reformSeptember 22, 2018
The campaign to review and ultimately replace the NAPLAN assessment has achieved further gains in recent weeks, with the Education Council releasing a communique stating that state and territory education ministers had agreed that the 2018 NAPLAN test results will not be published on the MySchool website, with any further decisions to be taken at the council’s December meeting.
NAPLAN 2018 results ‘should be discarded’ according to expert reviewAugust 27, 2018
Teachers have long held concerns about the use of NAPLAN test data, and an independent review of the 2018 test confirms that the data is of ‘very limited use’ and that posting this year’s data to the MySchool website would be ‘inappropriate and misleading’.
Independent expert review of NAPLAN operations establishedAugust 15, 2018
Following further controversies surrounding NAPLAN an independent external expert review of NAPLAN has been established.
Australia must learn lessons from UK education systemJuly 10, 2018
Parallels between the challenges facing teacher unions in the UK and Australia emphasise the benefits of teacher solidarity across borders, UK National Education Union Joint General Secretary Kevin Courtney said at Federation’s Annual Conference.
When will the Federal Government learn?July 08, 2018
The Federal Government had failed to learn the lessons of the NSW experiment, which introduced learning progressions and an online assessment tool into schools that were blamed for creating excessive teacher workload, President of the Australian Education Union Correna Haythorpe told Federation’s Annual Conference.
Education Council’s weak response to calls for NAPLAN reviewJune 23, 2018
Teaching without teachers: A new business planJune 15, 2018
I am concerned that teachers are in danger of losing control of who teaches, what is taught and how we teach, as “edu-businesses” move to directly influence politicians, advisers and policy makers.
Good assessment design outlined by world-leader in writing assessmentMay 08, 2018
Among the essential elements to designing an effective new assessment to replace NAPLAN were factors that would not only enhance student learning but also teachers’ professional learning, respected education academic Dr Les Perelman said in a lecture on Friday night.