The experience of education: the impacts of high stakes testing on school students and their families

An educator’s perspective
School curriculum Schools Well-being Education Australia

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, 2012. It probes the impact of NAPLAN on testing, pedagogy and curriculum practice as well as the more difficult (and largely ignored) question of the impact on students’ health and well-being.

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