The effectiveness of the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy

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On 15 May 2013 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee for inquiry and report.

The effectiveness of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)

On 2 December 2013 the Senate agreed to the Senate Education and Employment References Committee's recommendation that this inquiry be re-adopted in the 44th Parliament.

The terms of reference of the inquiry are:

The effectiveness of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), with specific reference to:

(a) whether the evidence suggests that NAPLAN is achieving its stated objectives;

(b) unintended consequences of NAPLAN's introduction;

(c) NAPLAN's impact on teaching and student learning practices;

(d) the impact on teaching and student learning practices of publishing NAPLAN test results on the My School website;

(e) potential improvements to the program, to improve student learning and assessment;

(f) international best practice for standardised testing, and international case studies about the introduction of standardised testing; and

(g) other relevant matters.

The re-adoption of the inquiry is for the purposes of providing a substantive final report to the Senate, as foreshadowed in the Committee's interim report tabled on 27 June 2013.

Submissions for this inquiry closed on 7 June 2013 and a final report will be presented on the last sitting day in March 2014 (27 March 2014).

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
eec.sen@aph.gov.au

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About this inquiry

An inquiry into the effectiveness of the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).

Inquiry Status

Report Tabled

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