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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (25 October) . . Page.. 4325 ..


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Education—NAPLAN testing (Question No 1635)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 17 August 2018:

(1) How many ACT Government schools participated in this year's NAPLAN testing.

(2) Were schools able to decide whether they used paper or online testing.

(3) How many schools chose to use paper rather than online testing.

(4) What were the reasons for that.

(5) How many schools conducted all their tests online and (a) which schools did not and (b) what was the reason they did not.

(6) Did any school intentionally use both online and paper system; if so (a) which schools and (b) what was the reason for using both systems.

(7) Did any school intend to deliver the tests online but were forced to revert to paper testing; if so, which schools and what year levels were involved.

(8) What was the reason the online system was not available.

(9) Did any eligible school not participate in this year's NAPLAN testing; if so which schools.

(10) What was the reason for their non-participation.

(11) How many eligible ACT Government school students participated in the testing.

(12) How many students were granted exemptions.

(13) What schools do those students attend.

(14) In what years are those students.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) NAPLAN testing of year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students took place in a total of 57 ACT public schools in 2018. Early childhood schools (p-2) and colleges (11-12), with the exception of students at the Dickson College Secondary Introductory English Centre, do not have eligible students.

(2) Following extensive familiarisation and preparation activities, the ACT Government and the Catholic Education Office determined that all ACT public schools (excluding specialist schools) and all Catholic systemic schools with years 3, 5, 7 or 9 students


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