The Queensland Government wants to hear directly from school students about their experiences with NAPLAN.
Parents were invited to have their say on NAPLAN in June, but now students in Years 3 to 10 from all schooling sectors are being asked to share their current and past experiences of taking the national literacy and numeracy tests.
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) has been appointed to carry out Stage 2 of the review, which will also seek principal and teacher input.
Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace said given community interest in NAPLAN she expected the survey to reveal a range of views.
“Our recent parent survey attracted close to 8,000 responses and I expect a similar result with the latest surveys,” Ms Grace said.
“I am looking forward to the findings of the Queensland evaluation and I intend to present them to my interstate and federal counterparts at an Education Council meeting before the end of the year,” she said.
Parents who are happy for their child to complete the NAPLAN survey should look for information on the online survey and the associated link to the survey in their school newsletter or in an email from their principal.
The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and should be completed by students at home, with the consent of both parents/carers and students. Parents/carers can help their children if needed.
The student survey is open until Sunday 16 September 2018. Parents who want to access the survey should talk with their school principal.
The student survey has received ethical clearance from the ACU and the Queensland Department of Education.
No school will be identified through the survey.
Further details on Queensland’s NAPLAN review are available here.