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Redden, Guy; Low, Remy – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2012
The National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)--is conducted through standardized tests that are administered to all Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9. It was implemented in 2008 by the same Labor government that introduced My School (www.myschool.edu.au). Enjoying bipartisan political support and popular with the public…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Literacy, Numeracy
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Sun, Yanqing; Zhang, Jianwei; Scardamalia, Marlene – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Online discourse from a class of 22 students (11 boys and 11 girls) was analysed to assess advances in conceptual understanding and literacy. The students worked over a two-year period (Grades 3-4), during which they contributed notes to an online Knowledge Building environment--Knowledge Forum[R]. Contributions revealed that both boys and girls…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Grade 3, Gender Differences