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Naplan language assessments for indigenous children in remote communities: Issues and problems

Wigglesworth, Gillian; Simpson, Jane; Loakes, Debbie


The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assessments are designed to assess literacy and numeracy of all Australian school children in years 3, 5, 7 and 9, and to act as diagnostics as to whether children are meeting intended educational outcomes. Tests began in May2008, and have been run annually since then. Results of the 2008 tests indicated that Indigenous children in remote communities had the lowest test scores, and results were used to make a policy decision that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Review of Applied Linguistics (print edition)


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