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Queensland students won't participate in online Naplan

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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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