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Anxious kids not learning: The real effects of NAPLAN

Thompson, G. (2012) Anxious kids not learning: The real effects of NAPLAN. The Conversation, 16 September .

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Australian teachers are not convinced that NAPLAN improves the reading and maths skills of students.

Over the next week, NAPLAN results will be arriving at students' homes around Australia. But new research released today shows some worrying effects from NAPLAN testing.

Seven out of 10 teachers did not see that NAPLAN was improving literacy and numeracy. They also felt that NAPLAN results could not adequately reflect the learning that occurred in their classrooms.

Given this new research, it is timely to consider the value of NAPLAN as a way of improving school performance.

Publication Type: Non-refereed Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group
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