TIMMS test results spark controversy

This past fortnight I have talked about my schools performance on national tests to school council [NAPLAN] and now I’ve seen lots of editorials and responses in newspapers about Australia’s performance in the recent international tests in maths and science for years 4 and 8 students called TIMMS. Kevin Donnelly wrote in… Read more“TIMMS test results spark controversy”

“Necessary but not sufficient”

  This phrase “necessary but not sufficient” has been ringing in my ears of recent weeks when thinking about those students who are achieving below minimim standards. I first heard Paul Brock use the phase and subsequently I have used it when speaking to teachers about our NAPLAN data.  I was… Read more““Necessary but not sufficient””