NAPLAN — COMPUTER-BASED ASSESSMENTS
238. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Minister for Education and
With the transition of NAPLAN to computer-based assessments
that use adaptive testing —
(1) Does the government concede tests will now no longer be
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) If yes to (1), does the government concede that NAPLAN
will no longer perform its function?
(4) If no to (3), why not?
(5) If yes to
(3), will the government consider scrapping NAPLAN and spending the costs saved
on funding evidence-based initiatives in classrooms that will raise student
outcomes in literacy and numeracy since NAPLAN has evidently failed to do so?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the
(2) The NAPLAN
Online tests can still be considered standardised tests as they are
administered under the same conditions and scored in a way that makes it
possible to compare the performances of individual or groups of students using
a single scale.