assessment

The teacher neglects to write the learning intention on the board.

Instead, she shows an image on the screen and invites students to respond to the image. “Write about the ideas that come to you when you look at this image” she says. She has previously taught a few of these students and expects they will cope with such an open task.

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This is the eighth year of NAPLAN testing.  It is no longer a ‘new initiative’, enjoys bipartisan support and appears to have become an entrenched part of our education system.  So some might wonder why we should continue to campaign against it...

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I withdrew my daughter from NAPLAN because the idea of making a diverse range of children sit down for a standardised test and expecting that the result would somehow symbolise something about the school or the students did not sit well with me.

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There are many myths about NAPLAN, some supported by mis-information and propoganda.  In this fact sheet, Breaking Out and Say NO to NAPLAN dispel a few myths and NAPLAN and provide guidance for parents about how it should be used and their rights to opt-out.

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