QLD students and teachers urged to have their say on NAPLAN

The Queensland Government is urging teachers, principals and students to have their say on the controversial NAPLAN tests, as part of a major review in to the evaluations.

Education Minister Grace Grace said the Australian Catholic University (ACU) had been appointed to carry out the second round of consultation.

“I know that NAPLAN is a topic of great interest for many Queensland families and school communities, so I am expecting we’ll see a range of views submitted,” Ms Grace said.


“Our recent parent survey attracted close to 8000 responses and I expect a similar result with the latest surveys.”

All registered teachers and principals across that state would have received an email with a link to complete the online survey.

Students from Year 3 to 10 who wish to have their say will need to be sent a link to the survey by their school principals and will require parental consent to complete.

The survey will close on Friday September 14 with the final report scheduled to be presented to Government by the end of October.

“This review is about looking at the NAPLAN tests in the Queensland context,” she said.

“After ten years of these tests, and in the absence of any commitment for a review from the Federal Government, I initiated our own state-based review.

“I am looking forward to the findings of the Queensland evaluation and I intend to present them to my interstate and Federal counterparts at an Education Council meeting before the end of the year.”