NAPLAN Testing To Be Cancelled For 2020

NAPLAN Testing To Be Cancelled For 2020

Tasmania Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff

NAPLAN Testing Cancelled For 2020

Victor P Taffa

Supporting our children and young people to continue to learn is a top priority for the Tasmanian Government, Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff said.

We know that our teachers, principals and support staff, are critical to ensuring that our learners feel and stay safe as we deal with the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Now, more than ever, this is so very important.” Minister Rockliff said.

“That is why I joined with other Ministers of Education from around Australia today, to agree that NAPLAN testing will not go ahead in 2020.”

This aligns with the decisions we have already made regarding cancelling moderation, stopping NAPLAN practice tests, and making the Child and Student Wellbeing survey optional for schools.

“At this challenging time, my absolute priority is to ensure that our principals and teachers have the ability to focus on supporting the learning and wellbeing of our children and young people.” Minister Rockliff said.

“Please be assured that the Department of Education is working with its Health colleagues to get the best advice on ensuring our sites continue to support the health and safety of everyone.”

“We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing efforts of our schools-based staff.”

“We acknowledge the questions and concerns that many parents and carers have during this time.” Minister Rockliff said.

Abbreviations:

NAPLAN       National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy