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NAPLAN online delayed

Further to the previously reported decision by the Queensland government to withdraw from the 2017 trial of NAPLAN online, all states and territories have today now followed Queensland’s lead in abandoning the trial this year.

This vindicates Education Minister Kate Jones’ decision, that was supported by the QTU, to withdraw from this year’s trial due to a range of technical issues with the digital test, which would have led to students being disadvantaged if these issues had arisen during the testing period in May.

QTU members in many schools across the state have put significant work into preparing for the online trial, and this news may be disappointing, however the Federal government and contractor responsible for the development of the test are answerable for all states and territories withdrawing at this time.

This will give all schools certainty in the lead up to the 2017 NAPLAN test.

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Uploaded 19 April 2017

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