Steiner research casts doubt over NAPLAN writing testing

Steiner Education Australia has used a ground-breaking pilot literacy program to boost creative writing skills among Year 9 students, leading to calls for NAPLAN testing’s ability to improve student writing outcomes to be put under urgent review.

Against the backdrop of national declining NAPLAN writing outcomes, SEA funded a research project conducted by the University of the Sunshine Coast involving 54 Year 9 Steiner students using craft-based exercises which allowed young writers to “perform” the act of writing.

To read the full press release click here: 2022_08_02-SEA-media-release-literacy2

To read the research report click here: Carey2022_Article_Re-imaginingNarrativeWritingAn

To read the SMH/The Age article click here: SMH Article: ‘Hemingway would fail’: NAPLAN takes toll on creative writing

Aug 2022