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'NAPLAN out of control': teachers say test eats into curriculum

'NAPLAN out of control': teachers say test eats into curriculum

As schools reopen, teachers say they will be forced to use classroom time to teach to the NAPLAN tests, despite the fact this was never the intention.

  • by Pallavi Singhal

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Schools need to go beyond imparting and testing knowledge: Mark Scott
Schools

Schools need to go beyond imparting and testing knowledge: Mark Scott

Schools and parents need to stop worrying as much about what students know and look at whether they know how to think, leading educators and policymakers say.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
Your school's suburb plays a big part in its NAPLAN results
Primary school

Your school's suburb plays a big part in its NAPLAN results

Where a primary school is based has more bearing on its NAPLAN results than whether it is public or private, a new study has found.

  • by Craig Butt
Where you live is determining your school's NAPLAN score
Schools

Where you live is determining your school's NAPLAN score

The disparity above and below Sydney's so-called latte line is growing.

  • by Pallavi Singhal & Matt Wade
ACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
Analysis
Analysis

ACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?

Canberra's socioeconomic advantage has long masked the true state of its school system. We asked experts why our schools lag behind.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Don't confuse charming banjo frog with unloved, pestilent toad
Opinion
Opinion

Don't confuse charming banjo frog with unloved, pestilent toad

There has apparently been some confusion about the identification of cane toads.

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ACT education minister defends record, claims NAPLAN data too old
Education

ACT education minister defends record, claims NAPLAN data too old

ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry has attempted to discredit a Grattan Institute analysis of NAPLAN data.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Travelling tutors could bridge the $50 billion bush education gap
School funding

Travelling tutors could bridge the $50 billion bush education gap

New approaches to improving student outcomes in the bush could add more than $50 billion to GDP.

  • by Jordan Baker
'The ACT is the worst performer' in NAPLAN - and it's getting worse
Naplan

'The ACT is the worst performer' in NAPLAN - and it's getting worse

A report by an independent research institute finds students in Canberra schools make less progress than those in other parts of Australia once the ACT's level of privilege is accounted for.

  • by Steve Evans
Our kids are falling behind
NAPLAN
Opinion

Our kids are falling behind

The latest analysis of the ACT's performance in NAPLAN testing makes for worrying reading for our schools.

  • by Julie Sonnemann & Peter Goss
NSW falls behind on lifting NAPLAN scores
High school

NSW falls behind on lifting NAPLAN scores

Schools in NSW are falling behind in growth for the most disadvantaged students but are leading the country in extending the top students.

  • by Pallavi Singhal