Many reports over the 12 years of NAPLAN’s existence have highlighted a plethora of issues with the test that need to be urgently addressed. And the most recent review is not exception.
There is no need for all students to sit the same test, that asks the same questions, on the same day. We are smarter than that.
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.
Assessments need to be relevant to the real world and test more complex skills to better predict competency, standards of literacy and teaching.