Scrap NAPLAN

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Rita Calado
1 month ago
This isn’t America!

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Peta Stanley
Mar 11, 2020
The benefits of the testing is not worth the stress to children and families.

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Jacquie Walker
Jan 21, 2020
Naplan stresses the kids, teachers and parents. It stresses the leaders of our education departments and creates unwarranted workloads and detracts from the real teaching that would make a difference. Bring the focus back to skill based learning that is meaningful across all year levels. At the moment NAPLAN high-jacks the curriculum taught to children in Years 3,5,7 and 9. The kind of evidence based records that would make sense to collect is formative testing. The Govt departments across the nation have spent millions of tax payer dollars to create national curriculum materials and have re written the English and Maths syllabuses many times over the last few decades - why not test the children on the curriculum that is designated for the year level. That would make much better sense. The schools would focus on teaching the content appropriate and the learning gaps would be sure to lessen. I hope someone of influence makes similar calls to the Education Ministers in our states, territories and Federal Govt. Let's recreate joy of learning for our kids and future generations.

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Candan Topcu
1 year ago
Waste of time!

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Rita Mallard
1 year ago
I have small children and don't want them to suffer the same anxiety.

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Renee Hood
1 year ago
So much can be learnt at this age, by providing a more relaxed, play based environment! Especially when we are starting children in school so young! Please look at the evidence and feedback from teachers and also other countries who are embracing this kind of education system!

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Greg Gapp
1 year ago
Waste of the students time. Some schools even practice for it!

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Kerry Williams
1 year ago
NAPLAN results are meaningless and irrelevant to a child’s future outcomes. Practicing to pass tests makes you skilled at passing tests, not functioning in the real world. I’d really like the education system to value creativity and higher order thinking more. I’d like teachers to prioritise discovering and enhancing their students’ strengths and talents rather than focusing on helping them to pass tests that attempt to measure a very narrow range of abilities.

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Ela Kara
2 years ago
All the reasons already given here

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Beata Kaliniewicz
2 years ago
The eastern European & northern Europe methods are more achievable & way better, kids are smarter & creative. My child & I constantly say Naplan doesn't make any sense. It kills creativity instead of doing the hands learning not reading text.