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This resource argues that Australian taxpayers invest more than $50 billion per year in the school system. NAPLAN is an important measure of the return on this investment, and provides valuable information for schools, teachers, parents and students.
Provides a wealth of data and information that are used by schools, governments and education authorities to inform decisions about the education of young Australians.
Summary The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are conducted in May for all students across Australia...
Provides parents, schools, governments and the non-government school sectors with information about whether young Australians are reaching important educational goals.
About ACARA The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent authority focused on improving the learning of...
ALTHOUGH the controversy about NAPLAN testing has aired the pros and cons of public data on student and school performance, the tests’ potential to reveal differences among state education systems hasn’t appeared on the radar. In Inside Story, Chris Bonnor has highlighted the value of...
Every year the taking of NAPLAN examinations and the dissemination of NAPLAN results generates considerable media coverage and community discussion about schools and school education outcomes.
This paper discusses the origins, objectives and main features of NAPLAN, and sets out its...
Abstract: This paper examines the extent to which year-9 performance on the National Assessment Program—Language Arts and Numeracy (NAPLAN) predicts access to higher education as determined by subsequent achievement on year-12 Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE) exams. VCE performance is measured via three binary...
This paper outlines principles and recommendations to be considered by governments to protect schools from the kinds of negative consequences reported in the United States and Great Britain from national testing programs.
APPA supports the use of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and...
NAPLAN data provide parents, schools, governments and the non-government school sectors with important information about whether young Australians are reaching important educational goals.