The State School Teachers Union has welcomed the idea of minimum literacy and numeracy assessments in schools.
However, SSTWA president Anne Gisborne said she wants to know how the Government plans to back it up with resources.
“I think people generally will be happy to enable these internal exams to occur within schools,” she said.
“But the question is how the Government will proceed with supporting students who don’t meet the required grade in these assessments.
“We’re wondering what the expectations will now be for school leaders with the implementation of these tests.
“It places huge pressure on country school leaders to try and get these assessments in place quickly.”Premier Colin Barnett announced all students would be required to meet minimum literacy and numeracy standards by the time they graduate under major reforms to WA’s secondary school education. The assessments will be introduced to students in Year 10 in 2014.
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