A multiple case study of NAPLAN numeracy testing of Year 9 students in three Queensland secondary schools

Carter, Merilyn G. (2015) A multiple case study of NAPLAN numeracy testing of Year 9 students in three Queensland secondary schools. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis reports on a multiple case study of the actions of three Queensland secondary schools in the context of Year 9 NAPLAN numeracy testing, focusing on their administrative practices, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. It was established that schools have found it both challenging and costly to operate in an environment of educational reform generally, and NAPLAN testing in particular. The lack of a common understanding of numeracy and the substantial demands of implementing the Australian Curriculum have impacted on schools' ability to prepare students appropriately for NAPLAN numeracy tests. It was concluded that there is scope for schools to improve their approaches to NAPLAN numeracy testing in a way that maximises learning as well as test outcomes.

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ID Code: 79906
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Klenowski, Val & Chalmers, Christina
Additional Information: Recipient of 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award
Keywords: Australian Curriculum, NAPLAN tests, Numeracy, Pedagogy, School management, Standardized testing, Mathematics, ODTA
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 30 Jan 2015 06:22
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 00:28

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