Since the implementation of  NAPLAN testing, there have been debates about the effectiveness of the testing regime.  It is particularly in the media where these debates occur. An example of this is in articles  I presented in the last post, suggesting that NAPLAN and the results from these tests are contentious.

Several recent arguments that are constantly in the headlines include:

  • The problem that teachers are continually teaching to the test.
  • The overall decrease in students’ general literacy levels.
  • Increase in schools sending students home, or parents choosing to keep children at home to boycott the testing in order for schools to get a higher ranking on the ‘My School’ website.

I would love to know what your views are on these debates! Feel free to leave any comments!