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A million students sat down yesterday for the first day of the three-day National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). It wouldn’t help to tell them that one day they will wonder at all the fuss their parents and teachers are making.

Christopher Bounds‘s insight:

The SMH is taking a rather optimisit view of the NAPLAN tests, but I remain convinced that we could assess the nation’s literacy and numeracy (and maybe more) at the school level without mass testing. The money saved could provide teachers with diagnostic tools that gave far quicker feedback and a more finely focused diagnosis of student need.

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