The NAPLAN (National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy) battle continues to rage.
Essentially parents and the mainstream political parties are united in wanting access to data on children’s and schools’ performance.
Against them stand the teachers, who are refusing to administer the tests if anyone’s allowed to see the results.
“It is not acceptable that the evaluation of the new system, which was agreed upon by all Education Ministers, has not been done. Meanwhile, information from the site, re-published in the media, is causing real concern for schools, teachers, parents and students.”
Here in the ACT the plan is for Departmental staff to administer the tests in the face of hostile teacher. That’ll make for an interesting atmosphere in the staff room.