by Bett Henebery in The Educator 5 July 2021

Australia’s education ministers have agreed to a raft of changes to NAPLAN, flagging a greater focus on scientific and digital literacy, as well as creative thinking, civics and citizenship.

. . . Professor Pasi Sahlberg, Deputy Director of the Gonski Institute for Education, said removing the elements of high stakes of tests for schools and their students would reduce or remove altogether need to prepare or train children in school to take these tests. . . .

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