Yes, I know that NAPLAN is voluntary. For now. WA is trying to sell it as compulsory by selling it as a trade off requirement for high school literacy tests that are mandatory there so it's only a matter of time before that's impressed upon us too. Either way, they take a long walk off a short pier: my kids aren't sitting it. Ever. And I'm not against testing by the way. I'm against ineffective testing which, time and time again, NAPLAN has been proven to be and it's anything but an accurate comparative national snapshot of academic efficiency.
The funding you refer to is not part of this budget. This was a top up to the teacher training plan that is being implemented by the NSW state government and NSW Teachers Federation in 2018 that will demand that all teachers undertake 100 hours of further training every five years in order to retain their registration. That was announced back in 2014.
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03-05-2016 13:18 #171
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03-05-2016 13:41 #172
Do teachers now not have to do any compulsory continuing professional development to keep their teaching jobs/qualifications?
03-05-2016 14:06 #173
There is a new numeracy and literacy test commencing next year for graduating students who must pass it in order to get registration.
03-05-2016 14:06 #174
What tricks has the government got up its sleeve for the budget?
NAPLAN is not a bad thing. It is a way to see where your child is at as s parent and as one of many diagnostic tools for teachers. But that is all it should be used for. Not myschool website or league tables.
03-05-2016 14:07 #175
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03-05-2016 14:14 #179
I've found the course very demanding and this is my second degree. Of course there are crap teachers out there, but expectations and requirements have got really tough the last 5-10 years.
The test is actually this year and I have sat the practice one and it's quite tough. It's your prerogative to have such a low opinion of teacher's intellect but I can assure you the current course is challenging (as it should be).
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