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This study lays bare Australian educator’s perspectives of NAPLAN testing and its unintended effects on schooling and student well-being.
The report draws on the experience of over 8,300 teachers and principals across the country, surveyed at the time of the NAPLAN testing in mid-May,...
NAPLAN tests in schools are causing health problems and promoting a culture of “teaching to the test”, writes Nicky Dulfer in The Conversation .
A national study released today surveyed around 8,300 teachers and found the tests had unintended consequences, particularly...
The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are conducted in May each year for all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in the same year level are assessed on the same test items in the assessment domains of...
Helen Hughes and Mark Hughes are to be commended for their latest foray into the vexing and difficult arena of Indigenous education in Australia. Any work that shines a spotlight on the appalling state of education outcomes for Indigenous Australians is to be welcomed....
In all other states, the number of Indigenous children failing NAPLAN tests is increasing. This is the fourth report in the Indigenous Education series by Professor Helen Hughes and researcher Mark Hughes and finds that the government is wrongly blaming Indigenous failure rates on ethnicity,...
THIS was always going to be a big year in education and it doesn’t get much bigger than the release of the report of the Review of Funding for Schooling, known as the Gonski review. We’ve had reviews and reports before but this one has...
A much-anticipated review of Australian school funding, spearheaded by businessman David Gonski, was handed to the Gillard government today....
This literature review was commissioned to provide context for the research project The Experience of Education: The impacts of high stakes testing on school students and their families.
The project is a collaboration between the Whitlam Institute, the University of Melbourne and the Foundation...
Each year new results are released regarding the statistics of literacy and numeracy levels of both primary and secodary school students, the following report indicates these findings from 2011.
The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy tests are conducted in May each year for all...