News Koori students lag in national tests

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    Koori students lag in national tests
    Jewel Topsfield
    June 27, 2012

    UP TO 20 per cent of Koori students fail national literacy and numeracy tests even though Victoria does not have remote, disadvantaged indigenous communities like other states.

    A report says Victoria is an ''outlier'' in showing almost no improvement in NAPLAN failure rates, despite federal targets to halve the gap in reading, writing and numeracy between indigenous and non-indigenous students by 2018.

    Only Queensland and Western Australia are making significant progress towards meeting the target, with the number of indigenous students failing NAPLAN tests increasing in all other states.

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/po...ional-tests-20120626-210gc.html#ixzz1yycd3189

    Another article about indigenous education which may be of interest:
    Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-26/two-koori-schools-27no-value-for-money27/4092754
     

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