Canberra Private School Sets a Great Example on NAPLAN

This letter to parents sets the role of NAPLAN into a clear context and tells parents exactly what their rights are.

The Treehorn Express

Reposted from Save Our Schools Canberra.

Saturday May 11, 2013

A Canberra private school has sent the following letter to parents about the NAPLAN tests. It sets a great example for other schools in dealing with NAPLAN and informing parents that they can withdraw their child from the tests.

As partners with you in the education of your children, we want to keep you aware of current relevant educational thinking and research.

This year’s NAPLAN testing for students in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 occurs next week. You need to know that, unlike many schools, we do not spend time preparing students to do this test. Instead, Emmaus Christian School invests time in teaching them to read, write and achieve in Mathematics and every other subject. There is a difference.

I have several issues with the NAPLAN testing regime. One of them is that the results take so long…

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