Parents to have a say on Naplan
PARENTS are being asked whether their children are stressed unnecessarily by Naplan tests in a new state wide review of the literacy and numeracy assessment.
Education Minister Grace Grace is seeking feedback from parents about the controversial standardised test, which is currently under review at both a federal and state level.
As part of the Queensland Government’s evaluation of the yearly test, Ms Grace is calling on parents to candidly answer a questionnaire about their experience with the test, including whether they have resorted to pulling their kids out of Naplan because of the pressure.
Ms Grace is also asking parents whether they believe their school spends too much time prepping kids for Naplan tests.
“Since becoming Education Minister, I have been constantly approached by parents, principals and teachers about their concerns with the Naplan tests,” Ms Grace said.
“The timing is right to have a look at the tests to see what is working and what isn’t,” she said.