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Catholic Sector left Out of Year 1 Assessment Discussion

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
The National Catholic Education Commission has said the failure to appoint a Catholic educator to the new advisory panel on a year 1 literacy and numeracy assessment means the group might not capture the best possible advice on supporting student learning. The Turnbull Government yesterday announced the six members of the panel that will advise the Education Council, with only one current classroom teacher appointed. NCEC acting executive director Danielle Cronin said Catholic schools are committed to the early assessment of students’ learning, but are concerned about the possibility of a new, mandated assessment that is imposed without sufficient consultation with Catholic education.