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Keep Calm And NAPLAN

Keep Calm and NAPLAN

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In May, Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students will sit the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test. While the data might but put to good use, the overemphasis routinely placed on these tests defeats the point. It would be valuable to have an accurate measure of schools’ and students’ performance in

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Test results are not everything

Learning Ahead vs. Latest Test Results – the bigger picture

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The best way of effecting long-term student success is to expose students to curriculum ahead of school. When working towards a student’s future, we always take into account the bigger picture and the long-term. This goes to the core of what we do. Over-emphasising test scores. Following the dominant school narrative, parents sometimes don’t realise that they

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Girl believes tutoring can't help her catch up to her peers because she believes she is dumb

What is the point of assessment?

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By Dan Blore, Educator Have you ever asked yourself, “What is the point of assessment?” Great teachers ask themselves that constantly. Jump to 5-minute video explanation of Formative and Summative assessments Jump to 2-minute video: Judging good Good Assessment As an adult, when is the last time you took an exam? We expect school to

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ELC Students Look Back and Thank Us

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We appreciate all the thanks we receive – from parents, yes, but even more so from students. We were particularly touched to find one day in the post box a sentimental anonymous postcard and poem from a former student (see below). It’s about our students’ future We love hearing about the future adventures of our students and

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More Queensland Students Sit Out NAPLAN

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NAPLAN have released preliminary statistics for this year’s testing. While theoretically it’s great to have data which could be well used to help decide what actions are needed to improve outcomes at national, state, school and individual levels, our main gripes with NAPLAN remain: the many weeks schools divert from regular curriculum to ‘teach to

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