Inquiry to examine 'high-stakes' NAPLAN testing

A SENATE committee will examine some of the concerns raised about NAPLAN testing.

The Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee will examine a number of issues relating to NAPLAN testing before reporting on June 27.

Greens Senator Penny Wright, who secured the inquiry, said NAPLAN testing was potentially having unintended consequences for students and parents.

"NAPLAN was intended to provide important information on student performance and highlight students most in need of help," Senator Wright said.

"Instead, it has become a high-stakes test that is narrowing the curriculum and being used to compare schools through the MySchool site."

It was also revealed on the weekend some schools were using NAPLAN results when assessing student applications.

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