Report

Effectiveness of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy

27 March 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-74229-979-2

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 25KB)
RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 10KB)
CHAPTER 1 - Introduction and overview (PDF 27KB)

Terms of reference
Conduct of the inquiry to date
The 2010 inquiry
Structure of the report
Acknowledgements

CHAPTER 2 - NAPLAN's Objectives (PDF 109KB)

Background
Why was NAPLAN introduced?
NAPLAN's stated objectives
NAPLAN as a diagnostic test

CHAPTER 3 - The Impacts of NAPLAN (PDF 96KB)

Unintended Consequences
Teaching to the test
NAPLAN's impact on students
NAPLAN's impact on students with specific needs
The impacts of the My School Website – A 'High Stakes' test?

CHAPTER 4 - Potential Improvements to NAPLAN (PDF 67KB)

MySchool Website
Frequency of testing
Timeliness of results
NAPLAN Online

CHAPTER 5 - International best practice for standardised testing (PDF 42KB)
AUSTRALIAN GREENS ADDITIONAL COMMENTS - Introduction (PDF 56KB)

Full list of Australian Greens recommendations
Use of data
Effect on student learning and wellbeing
Effect on teachers and teaching practice
Timing
Testing of creative or higher-order thinking
Inclusivity

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and Additional Information received by the Committee (PDF 26KB)

For further information, 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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