The Australian Greens have secured a Senate inquiry into NAPLAN testing to examine widespread concern the tests are having unintended consequences on teaching and student learning.
Australian Greens spokesperson for Schools, Senator Penny Wright, said marketers were seizing on the stress created by high-stakes testing.
"NAPLAN should be about maths, not marketing. It should be about literacy, not an industry," Senator Wright said.
"NAPLAN was intended to provide important information on student performance and highlight students most in need of help.