Government must engage in NAPLAN review

Tasmanian Labor
  • 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).

    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.

    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.

    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

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