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Posts Tagged 'testing'

NAPLAN fails the engagement test

Posted on May 14th, 2014 · Posted in Articles

Excellent article by Chris Bonnor in the SMH: bit.ly/T0eh0G

NAPLAN improvements for Indigenous students but not everyone is taking the test

Posted on February 19th, 2014 · Posted in Articles, TD Action

Although there are signs from NAPLAN that indigenous students are doing better at school, especially in primary schools,  there are increased numbers of Year 9 students opting out of the.. read more

Stars, Stickers and Other Myths of Motivation

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Articles, Good Practice

Article from Western Teacher by Dr Helen Street: “The idea that extrinsic rewards encourage learning is so entrenched in Australian education, it has become an idea we rarely challenge. In reality, extrinsic rewards.. read more

Nothing but the Best?

Posted on December 8th, 2012 · Posted in Articles, Stories

What we are doing to our children when ‘average’ is not good enough. Read this thoughtful account by Dr Helen Street. Nothing But The Best If we are to use.. read more

NAPLAN study: impacts of high stakes testing on school students

Posted on November 27th, 2012 · Posted in Policy, Research

Read the NAPLAN research for yourself here. This was an investigation from 8000 teachers across the country on the impact of NAPLAN – it mirrors our own survey finding.

Finland, league tables and high-stakes testing

Posted on July 30th, 2012 · Posted in Articles

Two interesting articles from the Queensland Independent Education Union’s Independent Voice, July 2012. The first looks at why Finland comes at the top of league tables: Page 14 IV_July_2012.pdf, the second.. read more

Survey: Factors Affecting School Wellbeing: First Analysis

Posted on February 29th, 2012 · Posted in Policy, Research, WBAN Events

Thank you to all the 466 people who responded to the survey. The first analysis is available here and shows that the overwhelming view was that a focus on student wellbeing enhances.. read more

The impact of high stakes testing on students

Posted on February 29th, 2012 · Posted in Policy, Research

The University of Western Sydney has just published a literature review on the impact of high stakes testing on students. In summary these agree with our findings with serious concerns about student health.. read more

NAPLAN – Education Review articles

Posted on September 5th, 2011 · Posted in Articles, Journals, Policy

Mental Health program boosts NAPLAN: New analysis finds effective adoption of the KidsMatter program was related to higher literacy and numeracy scores. Read the article here. Naplan Nightmares: Is the high stakes.. read more