COVID-19 offers opportunities to consider ‘NAPLAN 2.0

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Period12 May 2020

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Media contributions

  • TitleCOVID-19 offers opportunities to consider ‘NAPLAN 2.0’
    Media name/outletSchool News
    DescriptionThe spread of COVID-19 has had dramatic impacts on our schooling system, including the cancellation of the 2020 NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) test. The decision was made to allow for school leaders, teachers and staff to transition to online teaching, and recognised the closure of centralised marking centres and a reduction of student numbers would affect the quality of the data.
    This pause provides a unique opportunity to revise and reform NAPLAN, which has been heavily criticised since first introduced in 2008 by the Gillard government.
    Producer/AuthorVenesser Fernandes
    PersonsVenesser Fernandes


  • School
  • Assessment
  • COVID-19