2019 04 02 - Standardised Testing in the ACT


Standardised testing in ACT schools

The Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs today tabled its report, from its Inquiry into standardised testing in ACT schools, in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Chair of the Committee, Michael Pettersson MLA, said the Report made 20 recommendations, with 18 being supported by all members of the Committee.

“We have heard very clearly in the course of our Inquiry that standardised testing can provide value when the results are used in the right way.” Mr Pettersson said.

The Committee also agrees that there needs to be ongoing consideration of how the results of standardised tests are published.

The Report can be access at: https://www.parliament.act.gov.au/in-committees/standing-committees-current-assembly/standing-committee-on-education,-employment-and-youth-affairs/inquiry-into-standardised-testing-in-act-schools.

For further information please contact the Committee Secretary, Ms Kate Harkins on  (02) 6207 0524 or by email at: LACommitteeEEYA@parliament.act.gov.au.

2 April 2019


For comment; Michael Pettersson MLA, Committee Chair – 02 6205 1436