The responses of one school to the 2008 Year 9 NAPLAN numeracy test
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In May 2008, the National Assessment Program - Literary and Numeracy (NAPLAN) (Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, MCEETYA, 2008) conducted nation-wide tests for reading, writing, language conventions, and numeracy. A national assessment program of this kind should provide the stimulus for macro-level (systemic) analytical studies and micro-level (individual school and/or class) analytical studies of the data. This paper is concerned with the latter type of study where numeracy results of Year 9 Queensland students are analysed. The paper provides a critique of the Year 9 numeracy test, ways in which students responded to test questions, and how results might inform teaching mathematics.
The Australian Mathematics Teacher
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Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy