ACARA masks truth about NAPLAN dataAugust 28, 2019
ACARA’s ‘nothing to see here’ approach to the NAPLAN 2019 data release and its mishandling of the NAPLAN online debacle has reinforced yet again the need for a comprehensive review of the entire NAPLAN testing regime.
All changes to assessment and reporting must be led by the teaching profession, Conference declaresJuly 09, 2019
The recent NAPLAN outages revealed the “fiasco” the “flawed and corrupt” national testing tool had become, NSW Teachers Federation Annual Conference was told yesterday.
NAPLAN must goJune 28, 2019
The announcement by the NSW Minister of Education, Sarah Mitchell, that she will be calling on the Education Council to undertake a full review of NAPLAN, with a view to replacing it, will be welcomed by teachers and principals across Australia.
Thousands of students to resit NAPLAN over online glitchesMay 23, 2019
This year’s botched round of NAPLAN testing proved the examination “really is a dud”, Federation President Maurie Mulheron has declared.
Submission calls for new assessment to replace NAPLANMarch 29, 2019
The original, stated purpose of NAPLAN and the My School website have been “terminally corrupted”, the Australian Education Union asserted in its submission to the of the Council of Australian Governments’ review of NAPLAN data.
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a communique stating that state and territory education ministers had agreed that the 2018 NAPLAN test results will not be published on the MySchool website, with any further decisions to be taken at the council’s December meeting.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.