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NAPLAN lesson on money and education

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The notion that money can fix shortcomings in education is put under stress by NAPLAN data made public this week. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

LETTER: Remote areas NAPLAN results a disgrace

The 2012 NAPLAN results show close the gap indicators for education are going backwards under the Gillard Government and the results in remote and very remote areas are a disgrace, writes Senator Nigel Scullion, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory.

Hard work finding the small steps of progress in Territory education

The preliminary NAPLAN results

 

You have to work hard to find a positive for the Northern Territory out of the preliminary results for NAPLAN – National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy – released on Friday. New Education Minister Robyn Lambley did, pointing to the percentage rate of improvement in the proportion of students at or above the National Minimum Standard in the Territory being stronger than in other jurisdictions. However, Mrs Lambley described the gains since 2011 as "marginal" and acknowledged that the Territory still has "the nation's poorest education outcomes", while longtime educator Ralph Folds says the results should be considered in the context of  the extensive additonal investment made in education, particularly in Indigenous schooling. In that light they are "disappointing". KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

 

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