The effectiveness of the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy
Information about the Inquiry
On 15 May 2013 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committees for inquiry and report.
The effectiveness of the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN),
With specific reference to:
a) whether the evidence suggests that NAPLAN is achieving its stated objectives;
b) unintended consequences of NAPLAN's introduction;
c) NAPLAN's impact on teaching and student learning practices;
d) the impact on teaching and student learning practices of publishing NAPLAN test results on the MySchool website;
e) potential improvements to the program, to improve student learning and assessment;
f) international best practice for standardised testing, and international case studies about the introduction of standardised testing; and
g) other relevant matters.
Submissions should be received by 07 June 2013. The reporting date is 27 June 2013.
Alternatively, written submissions may be sent to:
Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committees
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600