Compulsory literacy and numeracy testing?

“I just found this really interesting response written by ACTA (Australian Council of TESOL Associations, the Australian Linguistics Society (ALS) and the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee Inquiry into the administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing. With the recent announcement that SCSA will now be requiring ALL students from year 10 to sit and pass a compulsory literacy and numeracy test and pass in order to obtain a WACE certificate, it makes for rather interesting reading!! I think the arguments they put forth in this document are very strong and somewhat compelling!”
– Committee member Sakura Ashton

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