Australian Education Research Organisation

AERO responds to James Ladwig’s critique

AERO’s response is below, with additional comments from Associate Professor Ladwig. For more information about the statistical issues discussed,

AERO’s writing report is causing panic. It’s wrong. Here’s why.

By James Ladwig

If ever there was a time to question public investment in developing reports using  ‘data’ generated by the National Assessment Program, it is now with the release of the Australian Educational Research Organisation’s report ‘Writing development: What does a decade of NAPLAN data reveal?’  I am sure the report was meant to provide reliable diagnostic