NAPLAN scores assess only literacy and numeracy and stand in the way of a more holistic education. We need a system that delivers confident citizens and creative problem solvers. And that means re-evaluating what we mean by a good quality school.
Ilana Finefter-Rosenbluh is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. A sociologist and educational counsellor by training, her research resides at the cusp of assessment, ethics, policy, and teaching in government and independent education settings. Her studies seek to identify educators' perspectives on, and ethical experiences with, different assessment tools and the way they inform the development of policies and programs intended to improve educational practice.