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Government must engage in NAPLAN review

  • Legislative Council passes Labor’s motion on NAPLAN
  • NAPLAN review time after a decade of stress and concerns

The Legislative Council tonight passed a motion calling on the Government to consider the merits of a review of the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy schools testing system (NAPLAN).

Shadow Minister for Education and Early Years Josh Willie said in the absence of leadership from the Federal Government, the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland Governments have agreed to band together and conduct their own ‘breakaway’ comprehensive review.

“Parents, students and principals have raised concerns over the merits of NAPLAN for a decade,” Mr Willie said.

“In that time results have not substantially improved, while pressures on students have increased each year.

“NAPLAN data published on the MySchool website is being used as a school rating tool rather than a measurement of student progress.

“Labor is extremely disappointed that so far Jeremy Rockliff has refused to engaged in the timely review of NAPLAN so we are pleased our motion today may force him to reconsider.”

Josh Willie MLC
Shadow Minister for Education and Early Years