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Kevin Donnelly

What To Expect In Australia’s New Curriculum

The federal government is set to release its long awaited report on the Australian Curriculum on Monday. The report is the final result of a government-commissioned review conducted by Ken Wiltshire and Kevin Donnelly. Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect the report to say.   Expectation 1: Fewer Subjects The review is […]

NAPLAN Online In Action

NAPLAN Online: Even More Accurate

Today ACARA released its National Assessment and Surveys Online Program: tailored test design 2013 study. The study explores how online testing can be structured in ways to make it even more accurate than the existing pencil and paper tests.   NAPLAN Online ACARA has been exploring how NAPLAN can be moved online since 2012. The […]


2014 NAPLAN Results Released: What Do They Show?

Today, ACARA released its preliminary summary of the 2014 NAPLAN results. Here’s what they showed. THE GOOD Reading results improved for students in Year 3 & 5 from 2008-2013. These improvements have been maintained in 2014. Results for grammar & punctuation improved for students in Year 3 & 7 from 2008-2013. These improvements have been […]

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You Matter Campaign

It’s likely that I don’t know you, but if you’re reading this, it’s also likely that you are a teacher, hence I can confidently say – you matter. The You Matter campaign was started by Angela Maiers and it worth joining. Here is how it relates to you as a teacher. Most teachers choose their […]

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