πŸ‘ The NAPLAN online controversy is about a failure of meaning, and not about a failure of technology

Liked The NAPLAN online controversy is about a failure of meaning, and not about a failure of technology by Marten Koomen (Tulip Education)

The inability of NAPLAN to reflect broader developments in society is being exposed by the transition to NAPLAN online. The latest NAPLAN controversy is not the result of a glitch or technical incompetence. Instead, the controversy exposes a broader conceptual problem in Australian education. Australian policy-makers and commentators have been spoiled by Australia coming of high-base of educational performance, and by an abundance of educational data that allows for broad and sweeping policy commentary. However, this approach is leading to a continued decline in Australian educational achievement. NAPLAN online exposes the need to reconnect educational assessment with the world that students experience.

3 responses on “πŸ‘ The NAPLAN online controversy is about a failure of meaning, and not about a failure of technology”

  1. Thanks Aaron, much appreciated, While the sage-like nature of McGaw’s intervention might render this controversy a “a storm in a teacup”, which in someway it is, the controversy also has deeper and more profound implications for curriculum long-term in my view.

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