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Your Say: NAPLAN - What are your thoughts?

Your Say: NAPLAN - What are your thoughts?

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1 million students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit NAPLAN. With plans to take NAPLAN online in every Australian school by 2016 there is controversy over whether this will disadvantage some students.

Figures show that students have made no overall major improvement since the NAPLAN tests were introduced
— ABC News Breakfast

According to the NAPLAN website:

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It has been an everyday part of the school calendar since 2008.
NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May.
Homelessness Awareness Day in Pictures

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Pinjarra truckie allegedly fakes own death to avoid trial

Pinjarra truckie allegedly fakes own death to avoid trial