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NAPLAN Senate Inquiry Submission


Following on from our research into the impacts of high stakes testing on students and their families, the Whitlam Institute and our partners at the University of Melbourne have made a submission to the Inquiry into 'The Effectiveness of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).'

In brief, we note the strong concerns we have for the high stakes nature of the NAPLAN testing regime. While literacy and numeracy skills are fundamental and build a strong foundation for further learning, we believe that educational reform should place an emphasis on fostering much broader learning goals and outcomes.

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