The Testing Industry Responds

Treehorn 

 

Might I ask?

 

  A testucator from ACARA, expert at Naplanspeak, responds to some oft-asked questions. No laughing please.

 http://www.smh.com.au/comment/australian-schools-will-never-match-finland-unless-teachers-can-tell-the-truth-20160411-go3cl4.html

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/australian-schools-will-never-match-finland-unless-teachers-can-tell-the-truth-20160411-go3cl4.html

He’s probably unsure of what goes on in a normal classroom,  .:

Q, STRESS? A. Get teachers and parents to control it!

Q. DIFFICULTY? A. We’ve changed the tests!

Q. FEEDBACK? A.  We’re getting better….a month earlier than last year.

Q. INSIGHT? A. We’re getting the whole picture now. We now know that those kids who failed in 2008 are still failing.  That’s progress.

Q. TUTORING?  A. No need. Teachers should work harder on NAPLAN preparation.

 

And that’s NAPLAN in a nutshell. Gurgle. Gurgle. Gurgle.

Politician!  What part of NAPLAN testing don’t you understand?

Might I suggest that you just get rid of the stupid thing and let the teachers teach?

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Phil Cullen 41 Cominan Avenue Banora Point Australia 2486  07 5524 6443   0407865999
 cphilcullen@bigpond.com
http://kelleyandcullen.net/      http://qldprimaryprincipals.wordpress.com/      http://primaryschooling.net/

 

 

 

Why do we tolerate it?

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