Queensland NAPLAN Review Released
The Queensland government has released the findings of the 2018 review of NAPLAN.
More than 7,500 parents, 5,800 teachers and principals, 3000 students and 200 education stakeholders including the QTU, responded to the review. Responses covered 77per cent of Queensland’s schools across all sectors.
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.
The Queensland government response to the review outlines in detail the action that the Department of Education will take to address the review's findings.
The QTU applauds the government’s commitment to finding new and better ways than NAPLAN to monitor student progress.
[28 March 2019]
Queensland Review of NAPLAN 2018 (March 2019)
The Queensland Review of NAPLAN has now been completed, providing an insight into parents’ and school communities’ experiences and perceptions of NAPLAN and its ongoing value in school and education system improvement.
Phase 1 of the review, conducted by Dr Gabrielle Matters, gathered parents’ perceptions of NAPLAN.
Phase 2 of the review, conducted by the Australian Catholic University, gathered the views of school communities and system representatives from all schooling sectors.
The Queensland review reflects the the findings of the QTU member survey of NAPLAN which was conducted in April/May 2018
Queensland Government Response (March 2019)
The Queensland Government Response identifies actions the Queensland Government will take to respond to the findings of the review.
The QTU will be working with the department to oversee the implementation of these actions which include
- a review of the Joint Statement on NAPLAN and the Joint Statement on the Use and Purpose of data in Queensland Schools
- a targeted communication strategy for parents, students and the school community
- a review of the School Planning, Reporting and Reviewing Framework
- clear guidance for schools on how to use NAPLAN results and various types of data at a school and student level
- clear guidance for parents on the types of assessment their students might expect during their school journey
- a commitment to supporting student and teacher wellbeing during assessment periods
Members will be advised of the progress of these actions.
NAPLAN Online ban lifted (March 2019)
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 joint statement (October 2018) - documents and advice
Documents relating to the NAPLAN joint statement
QTU NAPLAN survey report (August 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 (July 2018)
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:
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