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An emergency response to literacy : NAPLAN on MySchool

O'Mara, Joanne 2014, An emergency response to literacy : NAPLAN on MySchool, Practically primary, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 18-22.

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Title An emergency response to literacy : NAPLAN on MySchool
Author(s) O'Mara, JoanneORCID iD for O'Mara, Joanne orcid.org/0000-0003-3511-1125
Journal name Practically primary
Volume number 19
Issue number 2
Start page 18
End page 22
Total pages 5
Publisher Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Place of publication Adelaide, S. A.
Publication date 2014-08
ISSN 1324-5961
Summary This article considers the ‘unintended consequences’ of the publication of the NAPLAN results on the ‘MySchool’ website, and what that has meant for leadership teams, teachers, students and parents in many schools. This article is written from the data cited in the VATE submission to the Australian Federal Senate Inquiry into ‘unintended consequences’ of NAPLAN, but does not represent the official position of the association – it represents my own views and the views of some of the membership who responded to the survey. This said, most of the data we collected was extremely negative towards NAPLAN, and there were fewer than five of the 88 respondents who had positive things to say about NAPLAN. Obviously teachers who felt the effects more strongly were more motivated to participate, but even accounting for this, the data collected showed a significant number of teachers and schools who were experiencing extremely negative impacts from the testing and publication regime. In this article I have theorised that one of the consequences of this has been to push some schools into acting in an emergency mode, triaging their literacy curriculum in an attempt to perform better in NAPLAN.
Language eng
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C3.1 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Australian Literacy Educators' Association
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