Does NAPLAN Work?
Now that the anxious period of NAPLAN test-prep dominates the curriculum landscape, the kids are worried, the teachers are flurried and the playground talk is serious, there is one question that all politicians all principals, all education associations, all educational journalists must be asked:
Is NAPLAN doing what it is supposed to do?
OR….Are you still living with the promises of increasingly high achievement rates, high teacher enthusiasm, parent satisfaction, transparent operations?
Will you answer?
Should we do something about it?