Sunday, November 15, 2009

NAPLAN and teachers' pay

Education Minister Bronwyn Pike told The Sunday Age that results of the national literacy and numeracy test (NAPLAN) would be part of a scorecard to determine whether teachers are eligible for bonus payments of up to $7000.

Until now, it was uncertain whether the Teacher Rewards scheme, to be trialled at 25 public schools next year, would use the national test results to judge whether a teacher deserved a bonus.

Ms Pike said the School Rewards scheme, to be trialled in up to 50 schools next year, could also take NAPLAN into account in rewarding bonuses to entire schools.

NAPLAN Trial Tests and Answers are available from Kilbaha Multimedia Publishing