QUEENSLAND school students will not participate in online NAPLAN testing this year with Education Minister Kate Jones to formally withdraw from this year's rollout.
Ms Jones told The Courier-Mail she would inform a ministerial council in Hobart today that Queensland's schools would not take part in a wider trial of online testing due to start in May.
Ms Jones has been leading a revolt against the move, insisting she did not believe it was ready, with her department finding flaws when scrutinising the system.
"I have always said that I could not commit Queensland students to participate in the online NAPLAN tests if they were not ready," she said.
"I simply cannot commit to a system that might disadvantage our students. We need to be 100 per cent certain that the online tests are good to go.
Read more at The Courier-Mail
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