Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee; Reference
I seek leave to amend business of the Senate notice of motion No.2 standing in my name for today before seeking to have that motion taken as a formal motion.
I move the motion as amended:
That the following matter be referred to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 June 2013:
The effectiveness of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), with specific reference to:
(a) whether the evidence suggests that NAPLAN is achieving its stated objectives;
(b) unintended consequences of NAPLAN's introduction;
(c) NAPLAN's impact on teaching and student learning practices;
(d) the impact on teaching and student learning practices of publishing NAPLAN test results on the MySchool website;
(e) potential improvements to the program, to improve student learning and assessment;
(f) international best practice for standardised testing, and international case studies about the introduction of standardised testing; and
(g) other relevant matters.
Question agreed to.