Australian schools have finished our annual NAPLAN testing. As usual there were mixed reactions to the test from schools, teachers, students and the community. One of my favourite responses comes in this recent article that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald.
I’m not going to share my opinions about the testing in this post. Instead I would like to share a few responses from my students…
“I’m happy we’ve finished (NAPLAN). Now we can go back to doing real school work.”
“We can do some really learning now that the tests are finished.”
“Why don’t they make these tests about real stuff?”
“Can we go back to working with groups now?”
So we did…