National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy
This report presents findings from research investigating the writing pedagogies, beliefs and practices of English teachers in the context of a decade of Australia's NAPLAN testing, where writing has been consistently identified as problematic in secondary schools.
This independent review of NAPLAN, commissioned by New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT, recommends an overhaul of the national standardised assessment to ensure that it meets the needs of schools, parents and students now and into the future.
This national report provides further information than contained in the August 2019 summary release, including comparisons of performance by: gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English, parental occupation, parental education and school location.
Under no circumstances do NAPLAN scores alone indicate a student's full potential, so linking them to any future job application is a dangerous idea.
Academic results can differ significantly between schools, despite them having similar levels of funding and disadvantage. This indicates that improving outcomes for disadvantaged students is not just a question of how much money is spent but also how it is spent.
This paper defines and measures output in Queensland’s school education sector. It explores approaches to capturing changes in the quality of education using data on senior secondary certifications and NAPLAN achievement.
This report finds that, at the national level, the NAPLAN performance of Australian students in Years 5 and 9 – numeracy, Years 3 and 5 – reading, Years 3 and 5 – spelling, and Years 3 and 7 – grammar was significantly above the 2008...
NAPLAN is a national asset. With 12 years of data, gathered four times during the course of every student’s schooling, it provides vital insight into how schools and students are performing. In this submission to the 2019 NAPLAN Reporting Review, Peter Goss and Julie Sonnemann...
This study investigated Australia’s top-performing disadvantaged schools, with the aim of finding any common policies and practices that have led to their success.
This national report card on NAPLAN school results reveals big differences between the states on the rate of progress students make over the course of their schooling.
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.
This presentation of evidence and insights regarding the impact of single-sex schooling on student achievement was presented at the Fearless Girls Strong Women conference, Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia Educators Conference 2018.
NAPLAN data provide parents, schools, governments and the non-government school sectors with important information about whether young Australians are reaching important educational goals.
The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) annual statistical report 2016: Chapter 5 - Young carers
Young carers suffer a substantial negative impact on their academic achievement arising from their time spent caring for others.
This paper exposes the systemic failure of the ACT's primary education system, and offers recommendations on how to rejuvenate the sector.
In 2010, I was seconded from my classroom teaching position to work as a facilitator in the implementation of the newly-established National Standards. In this role, I ran in-depth Literacy and Assessment workshops in schools. I found that despite the national effort to close the...
This paper explores student mobility in NSW government schools and the impact mobility has on student outcomes.