|With significant changes in NAPLAN assessment, standards and reporting commencing this week, the Palaszczuk Labor Government needs to ensure all students are participating in NAPLAN and results are standardised.
NAPLAN is an important tool to identify where additional and targeted education resources need to be provided.
Hardworking Queensland teachers have been working with one hand tied behind their backs, without the resources they need to support all students, regardless of their educational level.
The Queensland Minister for Education must confirm that the Palaszczuk Labor Government has asked the Australian Curriculum and Assessment and Reporting Authority to provide a standardised way of viewing this year’s NAPLAN results in the context of previous years’ results, given these changes in reporting.
Queensland has continued to underperform in key cohorts and proficiency areas, with results also hampered by low participation rates and this week we’re learning some schools are so worried about their results they’re asking lower-performing students to sit out of the test.
The Palaszczuk Labor Government has shown repeated unwillingness to commit to releasing accurate and timely educational data, along with comprehensive and transparent targets, to improve accountability and ensure delivery of enhanced student outcomes.
As students take part in NAPLAN this week, I would like to also give a special thank you to all Queensland parents, teachers and school staff for their continued support of our students.
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