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Newcastle Herald Letters to the Editor: Friday, September 21, 2018

September 21 2018 - 12:30am
STRESS: Successive NAPLANs have revealed disproportionate numbers of students are found wanting, prompting one writer to call for an investment in human resources.
STRESS: Successive NAPLANs have revealed disproportionate numbers of students are found wanting, prompting one writer to call for an investment in human resources.

WITH the past 10 years given to NAPLAN appliance, and results just received by schools and parents, education notables and some state education ministers have seen little gain in the task, so lauded by the then education minister Birmingham. One eminent principal, Dr John Collier of Sydney's St Andrew's School, deemed it a “serious distraction, spawning anxiety among parents and students, creating a whole industry of NAPLAN coaching guides” (‘Top principal says test must go’, Sun Herald, 9/18).

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