Statement from Education Minister Grace Grace

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The expert health advice of chief health and medical officers remains that schools should remain open.

But given the impact of COVID-19 on our schools, NAPLAN testing will not proceed in 2020.

The NAPLAN test window was scheduled to be held from 12 to 22 May.

The valuable time of our school leaders, teachers and support staff should be spent either providing continuity of learning for our students or preparing to deliver possible curriculum at home.

I want to thank my state and federal colleagues for listening to Queensland’s call to move swiftly to cancel NAPLAN this year, allowing our hardworking teachers to continue providing a world-class education to our students during this unprecedented time.

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
The Honourable Grace Grace

 
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