Widening Gaps: What NAPLAN tells us about student progress

If your child was struggling in school, you’d hope that it would be recognised and changes made to allow them to catch up. But this isn’t happening. Children who are at a disadvantage by Year 3, often remain behind until they finish school.

Experts say it has to do with the way NAPLAN is measured. A new report Widening gaps: what NAPLAN tells us about student progress by the Grattan Institute looks to investigate this disadvantage and offer solutions. Mitch speaks to Pete Goss, School Education Program Director, at the Grattan Institute.

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