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Literacy Benchmarks – Yr 7 benchmarks

Literacy Benchmarks – Yr 7 benchmarks

There above you can read for yourself the so-called literacy benchmarks — itself a hideously illiterate phrase if you ask me — for Year 7, and you can go from there to look at the rest of them if you wish. Given what they set out to do, they are not a bad set of criteria. Now again, though, we have the Herald banging on about the odious Nelson and his obsession with teachers who “are more likely to teach Buffy The Vampire Slayer than Milton.”

We are told “about one in 10 students in year 5 and year 7 cannot meet reading benchmarks.” That is, about 10% cannot do the following:
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Posted by on November 8, 2005 in Australia and Australian, Brendan Nelson, culture wars, education, literacy, reminiscing