Prof Michael Anderson, EduResearch Matters. Why do we educate our children? Is why being lost in the how (all the testing and measurement) in Australia? Read the article here
Tag Archives | standardised testing
Sarah Duggan, au.educationhq.com, 6 Feb 2018. Experts have joined Queensland’s Education Minister in calls for a federal review of NAPLAN, casting doubt over the validity and usefulness of the standardised test. Read the article here
flipboard.com, 8 Sept 2017 Relentless testing and pushing for standardized scores are destroying students’ imagination and talent and narrowing the curriculum. Read the article here
David Hornsby, 5 August 2017.
David Hornsby, 5 August 2017. The attached graph shows that PISA scores declined from the time NAPLAN testing began in 2008. A coincidence, or another sign that we now teach to the NAPLAN test rather than the curriculum?
EduResearch Matters, 3 August 2017. Has the test replaced the curriculum? Read the article here
Tulip Education Research Blog, 16 March 2017. NAPLAN reporting of student abilities is unreliable. The certainty of the “dots within the bands” is not matched by the maths. NAPLAN results don’t include confidence intervals because then it would not be possible to locate a student in a particular band. Read the article here
abc.net.au 14 Dec 2016. – If politicians truly want to improve standards, they should stop away from education and hand trust back to teachers. Testing students is not teaching and it does little to promote learning or motivate students. Read the article here
Save Our Schools NZ. 7 May 2014, but still current! Academics around the world have called for a end to PISA testing. They are concerned that a single, narrow, biased yardstick is doing irreparable harm to our schools and our students. Read the article here
Prof Dylan Wiliam, 4 Dec 2016. Some interpretations of the results being released on 6 December will be “useless”. This is a “MUST READ” for those who think PISA means something. Read the article here