To assess problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills on NAPLAN would fit with broader movements in education internationally, but there are some questions to address first.
Initiatives to tackle South Africa's reading crisis must take the country's realities into account.
Getting rid of NAPLAN would allow teachers more time to respond to and address the needs of their students, rather than teaching to the test.
While we may need to rethink how we use NAPLAN, it is an important and useful tool for researchers and policy makers.
The role of general capabilities in a subject-based curriculum has been a recurring theme in Australian curriculum history.
The recently released Gonski 2.0 report focuses on overhauling core aspects of curriculum and reporting, and proposes a move away from the industrial model of education towards individualisation.
Australia's decline in PISA rankings and criticisms of NAPLAN tell us we should also be looking at how we assess teacher quality.
Results from a recent trial of England's phonics check in South Australia show teachers liked it and students need it.
Finding time to read to your children can be hard, but there are several ways you can make sure your child gets the most out of time for reading aloud.
Research shows therapy dogs can be beneficial for students in many ways including reducing stress and anxiety, and helping students feel more excited about participating in classroom activities.
Early STEM skills are as important as early literacy skills. Parents can help their preschoolers develop STEM skills by working these simple techniques into everyday activities.
Kenyans believe that fixing education is not someone else's task or someone else's failure.
Every year South Africans spend twice as much on chocolate than they do on books
Using equivalent year levels provides us with a clearer picture of the gap for Indigenous students, who can be up to an equivalent of 7.7 years behind their non-Indigenous counterparts in writing.
In the elementary classroom, improv can nurture a collaborative and creative climate in which even reticent kids want to participate.
Amid concerns about Australia’s position in international literacy rankings, parents are an untapped resource for improving literacy.
The confidence to navigate between cultures and languages is essential in the world today. Start the education this holiday, with adventure stories from Guam to the North Pole.
The results are in, and student achievement on NAPLAN has plateaued in literacy and numeracy, with some areas of improvement.
The results of an international study into reading skills offer reason for optimism for Australian students. But tragically, too many children are still being left behind.
NAPLAN is great at tracking changes over time and between demographics, but not so great at measuring what factors effect change, engagement or creativity.