Saturday, July 21, 2018

NAPLAN 2019

NAPLAN important dates for 2019

NAPLAN 2019 paper tests will be conducted on Tuesday 14 May, Wednesday 15 May and Thursday 16 May 2019.
For schools undertaking NAPLAN Online in 2019, the test window will run from Tuesday 14 May to Friday 24 May 2019.

NAPLAN and Mathematics

A new report released by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has underscored the importance of the ­beleaguered NAPLAN test for shining a “spotlight” on strategies to lift the nation’s declining mathematics performance.
Schools can turn around students’ maths results within two years by adopting highly effective approaches identified through extensive analysis of NAPLAN data, the research paper, released by Dr Finkel’s office yesterday, argues.
Successful schools have a classroom focus on mastery and understanding key concepts, leaders who highly value the subject, and they use data to monitor students’ progress.
The findings, which come from research by the University of Tasmania, stem from analysis of 619 primary and secondary schools nationally that showed out­standing improvements in their ­NAPLAN numeracy scores over a two-year period.
The paper describes NAPLAN as “a spotlight for improvement”.
Dr Finkel said that while he was reluctant to weigh in on the ­NAPLAN debate — which has seen the Education Council announce a review of the way data is publicised — the research wouldn’t have been possible without access to such data.
“Data is important if you want to … improve,” Dr Finkel said. “For example, we’ve learned the … importance of leadership. Of the hundreds of schools (analysed), every single one had a senior leader or head of maths that pushed the importance of the subject.”
The research also confirmed that 90 per cent of successful schools used data to better understand their students, classes, ­cohorts or the school, with some schools using ­NAPLAN data to identify misunderstood concepts to focus teaching.
The endorsement comes as NAPLAN has been under attack from unions and some states.
The government has recently endorsed in principle a recommendation from the Gonski review into education that would see the development of an online learning tool that would closely track student learning progress and could supersede the ­NAPLAN regime.
Centre for Independent Studies education policy analyst Blaise Joseph said the report was a good example of how NAPLAN data could be used to identify best practice and be used to help the school system improve.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/naplan-unlocks-key-to-mathematics/news-story/eac483745fc44a309170dbebc6d1c34f

Friday, June 1, 2018

Free NAPLAN Online

FREE during 2018. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

2018 NAPLAN Test Security


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Get ready for NAPLAN Online

Free Interactive NAPLAN Tests with automatic marking.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

NAPLAN 2018 starts today

NAPLAN Online

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Last minute free NAPLAN Tests for everyone

FREE only until 31 May 2018

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

NSW criticism of NAPLAN

A simplistic criticism of NAPLAN from the privileged position of a wealthy independent school. This sort of stuff raises its head every year just before NAPLAN each year from people wanting to score political points. Why have NAPLAN? Simple! If you don't assess it, it will not be taught by some teachers who prefer other things to literacy and numeracy.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/drumbeat-to-ditch-naplan-is-growing-louder-and-rightly-so-20180504-p4zde3.html

Free NAPLAN Online Interactive Tests

Free to all schools and parents until 31 May 2018.


Sunday, April 29, 2018

New! New! New!

2018 NAPLAN starts 15 May

Monday, April 9, 2018

ACARA NAPLAN Tests

Important news for schools.

If you are missing any of the ACARA test papers from 2008 - 2016, you can obtain these by contacting ACARA. 

The 2017 NAPLAN Test questions are NOT available.

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