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CHILD PROTECTION

788 Ms STINSON (Badcoe) (14 May 2019). What is the breakdown of FTEs by position in the Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education): I have been advised of the following:

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NATIONAL LITERACY AND NUMERACY ONLINE (3)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:54): My question is to the Minister for Education. Given that there are again problems with the NAPLAN online testing today, will the minister pull the plug and admit that the results will not be valid for the students who have experienced disruptions?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:54): I thank the member for the question. Her continual catastrophisation of the way that this is going, I think, really sends a very different message from that which she expressed throughout her entire ministerial career. The NAPLAN is not meant to be a high-stakes test that should determine the outcomes for students' future education, future life. This is not a students' SACE—

Dr Close interjecting:

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NATIONAL LITERACY AND NUMERACY ONLINE (2)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:58): My question is to the Minister for Education. Does he minister stand by his statement that paper tests and online tests are comparable?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:58): The point I have made is that there was significant analysis into whether the 2018 online tests and the 2018 paper tests were comparable. The Education Council was hosted by South Australia, and I have to say that was a very enjoyable experience hosting the other ministers and bringing them to South Australia last year. South Australia also offered to host the review on behalf of the Education Council.

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WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE ANNIVERSARY, SCHOOLS COMPETITION

Mrs POWER (Elder) (15:00): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister please update the house on the research competition to mark the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:00): I am conscious of the time, and I want to ensure that the opposition has more questions, so I will update the house, but I certainly won't take four minutes to do so. I want to pay tribute—

Members interjecting:

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CHILD PROTECTION (3)

786 Ms STINSON (Badcoe) (14 May 2019). What are the funding arrangements for the Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People over the forward estimates?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education): I have been advised of the following:

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CHILD PROTECTION (2)

787 Ms STINSON (Badcoe) (14 May 2019). What is the FTE allocation for the Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education): I have been advised of the following:

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National Literacy and Numeracy Online (2019)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:01): My question is to the Minister for Education. Does the minister accept responsibility for the distress caused to students yesterday during the NAPLAN Online disruption?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:01): I thank the member for the question, although I am disappointed in the way that she has phrased it because, of course, the government is progressing the NAPLAN Online rollout to the timetable set when the member for Port Adelaide was the minister for education.

 

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SCHOOL ZONING II (2022)

689 Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (2 April 2019). What is the total capital cost of moving year 7 into high school?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education): While some of the funds announced for new capital are only necessary to enable capacity for the inclusion of year 7s, it is important to note that a significant proportion is also to meet the growing capacity needs that many of these schools were facing even without the year 7s. It is also noteworthy that a significant proportion of the announced capital investment will go towards specialist learning areas that will benefit other students at the school in addition to the year 7s.

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SCHOOL FUNDING

789 Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14 May 2019). What criteria were used to calculate infrastructure funding packages for Brighton Secondary School and Seaview High School announced in February 2019?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education): I have been advised of the following:

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National Literacy and Numeracy Online

 

Mr ELLIS (Narungga) (15:00): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on preparations for the transition to NAPLAN Online?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:00): I am very pleased to be able to do so. I know that NAPLAN Online is a very important progress for our education system and, indeed, for jurisdictions across the country. It is an improvement to the system that last year saw 141 schools that undertook NAPLAN Online testing—100 government schools and 41 non-government schools—report feedback suggesting that students found the online assessment engaging and that the platform worked well for that number of schools.

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