The Inappropriate Use of NAPLAN Data

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Wu, Margaret (2010) The Inappropriate Use of NAPLAN Data. Professional Voice, 8 (1). pp. 21-25. ISSN 1445-4165


This paper discusses the accuracies of the NAPLAN data which form the core of the My School website, with respect to the kinds of conclusions that can be drawn. It can be easily demonstrated that NAPLAN data do not provide the power to reflect school performance. The red and green bars on the website do not in any way reflect school performance. Consequently, the current My School website should be deemed to provide false information for as long as the public is encouraged to use the information to judge schools.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Work-Based Education Research Centre (WERC)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
Keywords ResPubID23143, student performance, student progress, school performance, socio-economic index, ICSEA
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