I noticed an article in the Canberra Times yesterday about NAPLAN, with senior ‘people in the know’ saying there shouldn’t be so much pressure on kids to perform in these tests and that comparisons with countries like Singpaore and Korea were tough yard-sticks, giving their differing approach to education.
I don’t recall doing NAPLAN myself when I was younger and assume it’s a reasonably new system in Canberra.
Has anyone been through NAPLAN with their kids? How stressful did they find it? Any words of wisdom for those of us with this ahead?