It is interesting to note that two very high profile players in the National Education Agenda have come out with contrasting views on the outcome of NAPLAN 2017 testing. On the one hand Sen Simon Birmingham [above right], Minister for Education was quoted as saying: "These Results are woeful..." and expressed concern that Literacy and Numeracy standards among secondary students have either flatlined or gone backwards in the past 10 years.
On the other hand, Prof John Hattie [above left] - who was appointed head of AITSL by Sen Birmingham's government - is asking for new perspectives on interpreting the results, and suggests we concenctrate on the positives instead....
You are invited to read both perspectives. Will they shape how you view what is becoming a key talking point at this time of year when the report is published.
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