Interesting reading/viewing….”teaching to the test” is not great and makes school boring for OUR children.
I think NAPLAN (Australian standardised testing) has it’s place for teaching diagnostics for particular learning. Don’t forget the limitations of these tests and what they do not cover or assess. The public display of school results on MySchool breeds competition and makes many teachers feel pressure to “teach to the test” even though people like Peter Garrett & the Government says that teachers don’t have to teach to the test. I have been in enough schools to see how teachers and schools take NAPLAN results personally.