Naplan, apples and oranges?

I am somewhat of a NAPLAN sceptic: see for example This is the Naplan post that wasn’t… and NAPLAN craplan… And on M’s anniversary. This year NAPLAN trialled online testing. In their FAQ they anticipate an issue with this but respond rather blandly: “Following extensive research undertaken by ACARA, NAPLAN online and paper forms have been explicitly designed […]

NAPLAN craplan… And on M’s anniversary

Another of those annoying stories prompted by the standardised test reporting season is in today’s Herald: More than half of NSW year 9 students would fail at the first hurdle to get their HSC based on this year’s NAPLAN results, new statistics from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority have revealed. It follows the […]

Blogging the 2010s — 83 — August 2019

So reaching the end of another decade of months…. 20,000 years from my window Posted on August 24, 2019 by Neil Another pic from the set in my last post — from my window: Last week I revisited ANU Press and downloaded for free several essays/chapters and seven comlplete books or journals. Some of the books have a China/Asia […]