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ACT lagging behind other states in NAPLAN, data misused, inquiry told

ACT lagging behind other states in NAPLAN, data misused, inquiry told

A two-tier education sector, too much principal control and the ACT's break away from the NSW school system have all been blamed for poor NAPLAN results.

  • by Sherryn Groch

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When are we going to start teaching our children how to write?
Opinion
Opinion

When are we going to start teaching our children how to write?

More children are writing poorly, NAPLAN suggests, and the number of good writers drops as they progress through school.

  • by Stephen Downes
NAPLAN under attack because it exposes the truth
Opinion
Opinion

NAPLAN under attack because it exposes the truth

Without NAPLAN we would be in the dark about a persistent lack of improvement in students' writing in the 10 years since the assessment started.

  • by Steven Schwartz and Blaise Joseph
ACT students perform well, but not brilliantly, in latest NAPLAN tests
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Education

ACT students perform well, but not brilliantly, in latest NAPLAN tests

The latest school results are published amid controversy over whether they are valid.

  • by Markus Mannheim
Testing times for Queensland students
Education

Testing times for Queensland students

NAPLAN data reveals Qld has highest rates of withdrawal.

  • by Alison Brown
Canberra's public high school students 'up to a year behind'
Education

Canberra's public high school students 'up to a year behind'

New study finds widespread underperformance in the ACT, across public and private schools and in all socio-economic groups.

  • by Markus Mannheim
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NAPLAN is on its way out, but don't abolish national testing
Opinion
Opinion

NAPLAN is on its way out, but don't abolish national testing

The bottom line is that NAPLAN and the reporting of schools' results has not led to improvements in Australia’s education performance.

  • by Adrian Piccoli
NAPLAN stays, MySchool under review as minister stares down push to dismantle exam
Education

NAPLAN stays, MySchool under review as minister stares down push to dismantle exam

National literacy and numeracy tests will remain in place but the MySchool website will be examined to make sure it is "in the public interest".

  • by Michael Koziol
Federal Labor backs root and branch review of NAPLAN testing regime
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Education

Federal Labor backs root and branch review of NAPLAN testing regime

Tanya Plibersek said the test had become "very high stakes", making students sleepless and "sick with nerves".

  • by Michael Koziol
Parents to be asked if NAPLAN tests stress out their children
Education

Parents to be asked if NAPLAN tests stress out their children

Queensland parents will be asked if they have pulled their child out of NAPLAN tests, amid an independent evaluation of the test.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Could you pass NAPLAN? The Canberra Times journalists take the plunge
Canberra

Could you pass NAPLAN? The Canberra Times journalists take the plunge

We tested a few of our journos, watch the results.

  • by Han Nguyen