I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I will move:
That the following matter be referred to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee for inquiry and report by 27 June 2013:
The effectiveness of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), with specific reference to:
a) whether the evidence suggests that NAPLAN is achieving its stated objectives;
b) unintended consequences of NAPLAN’s introduction;
c) NAPLAN’s impact on teaching and student learning practices;
d) the impact on teaching and student learning practices of publishing NAPLAN test results on the MySchool website;
e) potential improvements to the program, to improve student learning and assessment;
f) international best practice for standardised testing, and international case studies about the introduction of standardised testing; and
g) other relevant matters.
This motion received the support of the Senate.