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Interpreting NAPLAN results

Posted by Garry Collins, AATE President on 8 August 2015

The following letter was published in The Courier-Mail on Friday 7 August 2015. The paper's heading was "Testing parents".

NAPLAN results

As usual, the results of this year's NAPLAN tests can be interpreted in a variety of ways. What they probably show most clearly is that students should choose their parents wisely.

  • A version of the same letter was also published in The Australian on the same day. In this case the letter was edited and the underlined words were deleted and the bracketd ones inserted.

As usual, the results of this year's NAPLAN tests can be interpreted in a variety of ways. What they probably (do) show most clearly is that students should choose their parents wisely.

  • This letter was printed in the Last Post side bar and there was no separate heading.
Author: Garry Collins, AATE President
About: Garry Collins is the Immediate Past President of ETAQ and began a 2 year term as AATE President on 1 January 2014. A retired high school English teacher, he now works in the School of Education at the University of Queensland as a sessional tutor in English curriculum courses.
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