This is a ‘symposium’ essay, which uses dot points, headings and subheadings along with paragraphs. Please use all the additional materials I supplied.
Attached is a powerpoint that I did which talks about NAPLAN’s effectiveness specifically. In the essay I wanted to discuss the effectiveness of NAPLAN, and whether it should be scrapped or not.
some key points include:
– stressful: high stakes testing causes anxiety among students, parents and teachers
-effectiveness in assessing literacy and numeracy skills (looking at results) : research supports both sides
– the issue: student scores are not improving, and schools are pressuring teachers to “teach to the test”
use a range of different perspectives – look at both the pros and cons of NAPLAN to come to a conclusion