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Surprising findings from new analysis of declining NAPLAN writing test results

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Thomas, DP, Surprising findings from new analysis of declining NAPLAN writing test results, EduResearch Matters, Australia Association for Research in Education, ACT, Australia, 16 November (2020) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

Despite the considerable annual investments of money and school resources to hold the NAPLAN tests, almost no research has sought to investigate patterns of student achievement in the NAPLAN writing test data over time. I wanted to know what the NAPLAN writing test results tell us about male and female student performance over time. My research study found Year 9 males write at a similar standard as Year 7 females. There has been a rapid decline in student writing scores for both genders, however the gap between male and female writing scores widens with every tested year level, to an equivalent of two years of learning by Year 9.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:NAPLAN, writing, gender, achievement, outcomes, assessment
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Thomas, DP (Dr Damon Thomas)
ID Code:142591
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-01-28
Last Modified:2021-03-03
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