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NAPLAN stress too much

Posted by: Paul Entwistle | 26 November, 2012 - 8:10 AM
The pressure of NAPLAN testing is crippling teachers and students with stress.

Students and teachers are suffering unintended side effects, including vomiting, headaches and anxiety, from NAPLAN testing according to a study form the University of Melbourne. Steve Mills spoke to lead researcher Nicky Dulfer about the physical and emotional stress.

Blog comments Your Say

  • When my child was in year 4 in a year 4/5 class and NAPLAN was for the year 5s, the year 4s were made to sit it as well because it was easier for the teachers. My child had unnecessary stress for year 4 as well as for year 5. NAPLAN does not show the true abilities of children, schools rely too much on this test. Some parents buy books to force their children to achieve/study. Ban NAPLAN.

    D Tuesday 22 January, 2013 - 9:20 AM

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