today, our Year 3 and 5 students commenced their NAPLAN Testing. It is quite
often around this time of the year we also hear the debate regarding school
comparisons. Not sure if you read it, but there was a good article in the
Saturday edition of the Courier Mail a couple of weekends ago regarding this
issue. The main point of the article was the ridiculousness of comparing
schools on data alone, and that schools should be assessed on their level of ‘value adding’ regardless the level of income, geographical
position or flashy advertising.