The QTU has lifted the ban on the NAPLAN online test as the State Government has provided an assurance that no school will be disadvantaged by moving online. There has also been a commitment to take action arising from the findings of the State NAPLAN Review, which is currently embargoed, will be released by the State Government imminently. Once released, the report and the government response to the report, will be available below.
Members in schools will already be working to implement the QTU/DoE Joint Statement on NAPLAN released in October last year to ensure that the unintended consequences of NAPLAN testing, which may have a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of students and teachers, are minimised.
In determining to lift the NAPLAN online ban, the QTU will continue to campaign to bring about an end to NAPLAN testing in its current form. After ten long years of NAPLAN tests impacting on education and teacher and student wellbeing, we need a complete review of this national assessment program. Federal Labor has committed that, if elected, it will conduct a comprehensive national review of NAPLAN.
Updated 14 March 2019
NAPLAN joint statement - documents and advice
Documents relating to the NAPLAN joint statement
March 2019 - NAPLAN Online ban lifted
Full details see : QTU Members' newsflash no.03-19, 14 March 2019
At a special meeting held on Wednesday afternoon, QTU Executive determined to remove the ban on NAPLAN Online, effective immediately.
The Executive received a report regarding the outcomes of the 2018 Queensland NAPLAN Review and the Queensland Government’s response.
In receiving this report, Executive formed the view that the conditions established by QTU State Council in August 2018 had been met and consequently the ban should be lifted.
NAPLAN survey results released, Aug 2018
Results are clear from the QTU member survey on NAPLAN: NAPLAN is useless for teachers; unnecessarily stresses students, families, teachers and school leaders; and takes time away from real student learning. It’s time for a full federal review of NAPLAN.
The full survey report, QTU member survey on NAPLAN and MySchool (PDF)
QTU position statement on NAPLAN
The purpose of this position statement is to address issues arising at school, regional and central office level regarding the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) within Queensland state schools:
NAPLAN and NAPLAN online: News feed
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