Terms of Reference

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

  1. whether the evidence suggests that NAPLAN is achieving its stated objectives;
  2. unintended consequences of NAPLAN's introduction;
  3. NAPLAN's impact on teaching and student learning practices;
  4. the impact on teaching and student learning practices of publishing NAPLAN test results on the MySchool website;
  5. potential improvements to the program, to improve student learning and assessment;
  6. international best practice for standardised testing, and international case studies about the introduction of standardised testing; and
  7. other relevant matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521