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NAPLAN (the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) are tests of basic skills administered to Australian students. NAPLAN data is used to rank each school’s performance against all other schools.  This cartoon illustrates ‘The rating Game’ in the latest Australian Education Union Journal (South Australia Branch). Author Lara Golding argues that NAPLAN is ‘fatally flawed’.

Where is Gonski LR

Craig Greer writes in the latest South Australian Teachers Journal about the lack of special needs funding. ‘It’s an issue that is becoming more critical by the day and, if not addressed with the rollout of needs based funding as recommended by the Gonski Review, has the capacity to severely impact on outcomes in public schools for years to come.’

A whiteboard style animation for the Class Teaching website explaining the value of their eJournal for teachers and school leaders.

The City of Melbourne is developing an International Students Strategy  to  ‘continue to develop the programs and initiatives that enhance the wellbeing of International Students… and acknowledge and promote the substantial contribution International Students make to Melbourne’s diverse social and cultural fabric…’

Here are two of the cartoons illustrating their fact sheet and discussion questions.