What's the fuss about NAPLAN?

Thompson, Greg (2013) What's the fuss about NAPLAN? Professional Voice, 9(3), pp. 31-36.

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In September each year in Australia, schools and the families of students receive their NAPLAN results. Since 2008, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 have sat tests in literacy and numeracy. Since 2010, schools’ NAPLAN results have been listed on the My School website. The tests are designed to improve student achievement by “improving the transparency and accountability of schools and school systems at all levels” (Rudd & Gillard, 2008, p. 19). The policy logic, it seems, is that test-based accountability encourages improvements in teachers and schools.

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ID Code: 86161
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: NAPLAN, testing, teaching, literacy and numeracy
ISSN: 1445-4165
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2015 02:18
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 15:42

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