What does NAPLAN NOT test?
NAPLAN does not assess all of what makes our students exceptional and unique.
The adults who score these tests, do not know that some students love to sing, are good at drawing or can teach others how to use a computer program. They have not seen the way that some students can dance with grace or speak confidently in a large group. They do not know that friends at CSPS count on other friends to be there for them when they are sad. They do not know that our students participate in sports, help their family or play with little brothers, sisters or cousins. They do not know that CSPS students are caring, thoughtful and that every day they do their best. Because these attributes cannot be tested.
The scores students get from these tests will tell us how they did on that day, but they will not tell us everything. They cannot tell us that they brighten up their teacher’s day. They cannot tell us how proud we are to have them as students at CSPS.
We are so impressed how the students have come to school with a POSITIVE attitude, ready to PERSIST through each task, take PRIDE in their efforts and show PASSION in doing a great job.
Always remember there is no way to ‘test’ all the wonderful things that makes you, YOU!
Monique Corcoran and Sally Herbert