Peter Garrett, I think it is time you burned some midnight oil and read the research on the effects of high stakes testing.
The Treehorn Express
Opinion soaked in knowledge & experience.
Treehorn is the hero of an easy-to-read, sad children’s book: “The Shrinking of Treehorn” by Florence Heidi Parry. It clearly illustrates the disregard that adults demonstrate towards children at school. Treehorn’s principal and his teacher, even his parents give him ‘short shift’. Are C21 parents any more caring? Do they really care that high-stakes school testing can cause stress,vomiting, worry and sleeplessness to their children; and does nothing of any use for learning habits?
CARE FOR KIDS
NAPLAN RESULTS 2012
A Prismatic Disaster
“The final 2012 NAPLAN National Report, which was released yesterday, shows most of the nation has flat-lined on literacy and numeracy tests, while going backwards in Numeracy for Years 3 and 7.” [Courier Mail, 19/12/2012]
The 344 page report is available on line. [Start searching at http://www.naplan.edu.au ] The…
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