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The Experience of Education: The impacts of high stakes testing on school students and their families

 

This review found that in Australia there has been little debate, and a lack of research on the fundamental question of what the impact NAPLAN might have on the wellbeing of students and their families. Turning to the international research, it also established a consistent picture of serious concerns about the impact high-stakes testing regimes are having on student health and well-being, learning, teaching and the curriculum.

Prepared by Professor John Polesel, Ms Nicky Dulfer, Dr Malcolm Turnbull.

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