NSW drives focus on NAPLAN
School education ministers today agreed that as many Australian students as possible should participate in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy testing.
More than 1 million students sit these tests nationally and participation rates have dropped since 2008 across all Years and subjects.
The NSW Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, said parents and teachers use NAPLAN to identify those students who are falling behind in literacy and numeracy and not reaching their full potential.
"We need to look at the reasons why participation has decreased across Australia – including the effect of negative media reports and league tables on parents' confidence in NAPLAN testing," he said.
Read the Minister's media release.