Friday, March 16, 2018

2018 Kilbaha NAPLAN Trial Tests


The 2018 Kilbaha NAPLAN Trial Tests (Hard Copy) are now available.

Order yours today for immediate delivery.

Download the order form here.

Best wishes,

Bill Healy
Kilbaha Multimedia Publishing

Saturday, March 3, 2018

2018 Kilbaha Catalogue

Download it here to get all the latest information.

Monday, February 26, 2018

NAPLAN HSC link has been cut

Details here

Personally I think it is pretty reasonable to expect a Year 12 student to have the numeracy and literacy skills of a Year 9 student. Exactly what is the acceptable skill level - Primary School?

Monday, February 12, 2018

2018 NAPLAN Catalogue

The 2018 Kilbaha Catalogue is now available for download from the link below.

Download the 2018 Kilbaha Catalogue here.

Features of the new catalogue.

(1) Searchable by subject
(2) Searchable by year level
(3) 2018 NAPLAN Trial Tests - Hard Copy for Paper Tests
(4) 2018 NAPLAN Trial Tests - Interactive with automatic marking for computer based Tests
(5) All primary and secondary school resources in the one catalogue
(6) Very easy to find the resources you want

Friday, February 2, 2018

ACARA advice about NAPLAN 2018

NAPLAN 2018 test dates

Schools are reminded that NAPLAN pencil and paper testing will take place from Tuesday15 May to Thursday 17 May 2018. Schools participating in NAPLAN Online will have from Tuesday 15 May to Friday 25 May 2018 to conduct the online assessments.

The tests must be administered in the order, on the dates and within the times specified in the timetables provided in the NAPLAN 2018 Handbook for PrincipalsUnder no circumstances may a test be conducted before the official test date or time. Please note that the test security period has been extended in line with the NAPLAN Online test window and all tests must remain secure until Friday 1 June 2018.


As part of the transition in Victoria, a group of schools will administer NAPLAN as an online test in place of the pencil and paper tests in 2018.All other schools will receive advice early in Term 2 regarding the timing of their transition to NAPLAN Online. Further details regarding associated activities will be provided at this time.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Writing Test will be marked by humans in 2018

It has been decided that the 2018 NAPLAN Writing Test will be marked in the same way as previous years.

No marking by computer in 2018.

NAPLAN resources for 2018 at

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    2018 School Year in Australia

    Welcome to the 2018 School Year

    For all school and student resources relating to NAPLAN go to

    Writing is human not robotic?


    A controversial move towards "robot marking" of NAPLAN tests has been scrapped, the Education Council has confirmed.

    Key points:

    ·             "Automated essay scoring" will not be used for marking of NAPLAN writing scripts
    ·             The national assessment authority ACARA had strongly argued for robot marking, insisting it was as reliable as humans
    ·             A prominent US academic had called for a halt to the plans, saying robot marking would reward "verbose gibberish"
    English tasks were to be marked by computers this year, but the proposal caused rancour among teachers' unions who launched a campaign against it.
    Now, the Education Council, which is comprised of all state and territory education ministers, has announced the move towards automated essay scoring will be halted.
    The decision was made in December but has only just been revealed in a statement from the council.
    "In December 2017, the Education Council determined that automated essay scoring will not be used for the marking of NAPLAN writing scripts," said South Australian Education Minister Susan Close, who is the Education Council's chair.
    "Any change to this position in the future will be informed by further research into automated essay scoring, and be made as a decision of the Education Council."
    The announcement is a blow to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), which had strongly argued for robot marking, insisting it was as reliable as humans for narrative and persuasive writings tasks.
    The NSW Teachers Federation last year commissioned a report from a prominent US expert on automated essay scoring.
    Retired professor Les Perelman said computers would reward "verbose gibberish" and could not properly assess creativity, poetry, irony or other more artistic uses of writing.
    NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes last year described automated essay scoring as "a direct attack on the teaching profession" and warned it had "no place" in NSW schools.
    Before the Education Council's announcement, ACARA had aimed to have fully automated marking and testing of NAPLAN English tasks by 2020.
    The scrapping of robot marking comes as schools are transitioning away from pen-and-paper NAPLAN tests towards online tests.
    That process has been difficult, with many schools lacking the technical infrastructure to support it.