SMH August 23, 2023 by Jenny Gore

Parents, do not be alarmed by these latest NAPLAN results. What do they show? About one in 10 Australian students are identified as needing additional support while two-thirds of the 1.3 million students who participated in NAPLAN this year achieved the strong or exceeding proficiency bands.

But the troubling facts remain: those who aren’t meeting expectations are predominantly from low socio-economic backgrounds, attend schools in rural and remote parts of the country, and are Indigenous.

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