Literacy and numeracy can be assessed through creative tasks, like creating a drama performance or an electrical circuit, without hindering creativity.
Assessments need to be relevant to the real world and test more complex skills to better predict competency, standards of literacy and teaching.
NAPLAN is good at measuring some aspects of education, including knowledge difference between demographics, but has not produced a positive effect on student learning outcomes.
Eleven states have introduced a new test score. Here's what you need to know.