The Australian Government decision to cancel National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) means students across Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are spared the annual testing.
And CQU school testing and educational neuroscience expert Professor Ken Purnell says it’s a good chance for schools to shift focus.
Ken explains that other important areas of learning are often neglected in the stressful efforts to maximise NAPLAN test scores.
This is episode nine of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.
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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod