MEDIA RELEASE: MALCOLM TURNBULL’S NAPLAN BUNGLE  

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THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY

 

MALCOLM TURNBULL’S NAPLAN BUNGLE

Just weeks after Malcolm Turnbull’s education minister called NAPLAN online a “roaring success” it’s been revealed there are major problems with this year’s test results.
 
Mr Turnbull must come clean today about exactly what’s going on here.
 
Education department officials are having a crisis meeting in Canberra today.  What will they be discussing? 
 
Parents and teachers deserve answers.  Will NAPLAN results will be released this year, and if so when?
 
A Sydney principal told the ABC:
 
“Parents are asking when the results are coming…
 
“The results are supposed to identify the areas of need now.
 
"We did the test in May…programs that we could be implementing now to address some of the issues in the students' learning are sitting on shelves."
 
This is yet another massive bungle from Malcolm Turnbull. 

In 2018, and after five years of the Liberals, it’s astounding that we still have kids sitting paper and pen tests. NAPLAN online, if delivered well, could give students, parents, and teachers more accurate and timely information.
 
Australians know Mr Turnbull can’t be trusted with our schools because he’s cutting them by $17 billion.  But this is a new level of Turnbull Government incompetence - they can’t even deliver a test for school kids properly.

Whether it’s his eHealth record mess, his Centrelink robo-debt disaster, his census fail, or his slow, expensive NBN - there isn’t a project or service Malcolm Turnbull can’t stuff up. 
 
WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST 2018