The 2023 NAPLAN school test results released this week show that 1 in 3 Australian students are not on track with their learning.
The results also reveal deep inequities in Australian schools, with more than half of disadvantaged students performing below expectations.
In this special Grattan Podcast, our NAPLAN specialists Anika Stobart Nick Parkinson discuss why Australia is performing so poorly, and what governments should do to turn this around so all students have the literacy and numeracy skills they need to have their best chance in life.
Nick is currently a pre-service teacher at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Before joining Grattan, Nick was a consultant at Nous Group where he contributed to projects on school culture, student assessment, and occupational safety.
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