WitCH 123: Blockheads

Ok, I’ve started to look more carefully, and my conclusion will come as no great surprise to the “I told you so” readers: NAPLAN still really sucks. Clearly, my informant was drunk.

Over the next few days, I will be posting a number of WitCHes, on questions from the post-2016 tests to which I currently have access. I’ll then try hard to find the time to write on NAPLAN more generally. I have also updated The ACARA Page with internal links, to make it easier to access all the NAPLAN posts and articles from over the years.

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WitCH 121: Not Swimming, Drowning

As regular readers would be aware, I’ve started pondering NAPLAN again. Reluctantly. Ten years ago I spent a lot of time hammering the NAPLAN tests, which were faux-secret and were appalling. I then happily forgot about it, to concentrate upon other crusades. But, as I posted recently, it was suggested by someone that the tests had improved. Maybe. But that post also triggered comments and emails, suggesting there were renewed concerns and new concerns. So, since no one else does this, I’ll look. Continue reading “WitCH 121: Not Swimming, Drowning”