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Trial of the new HSC minimum standard online tests

Friday, November 10, 2017
Around 11,500 students from over 165 schools are this week helping NESA trial new online tests for the HSC minimum standard of literacy and numeracy.

The trial is designed to check the test questions assess the right levels of skills and ensure the smooth operation of the tests for schools and students ahead of implementation in 2018.

Catholic sector steps up fight for fair funding

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Catholic sector has stepped up calls for a fairer deal in the Commonwealth’s new school funding arrangements amid concerns of fee increases and the risk of school closures.

National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) executive director Christian Zahra told the Weekend Australian the new model disadvantaged Catholic schools compared to independent schools, which has been given 10 years to transition to their new funding level, while Catholic schools has only six years to transition.

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