“Early testing of a child’s ability in literacy and numeracy can adversely affect a child’s social and cognitive development and their well-being”.
In the early years of primary school children have to deal with unprecedented levels of pressure as they face frequent tests (Cassidy, S 2008). In today’s contemporary society opinions are divided as to whether testing does in fact hinder a child’s social and cognitive development and well-being. Children's lives are being disadvantaged by the government's insistence that schools focus on literacy and numeracy testing at the expense of creative teaching (Klenowski, V & Wyatt-Smith, C 2012).
Click below to read the full investigation that I wrote back in 2012 as part of Stage 2 Child Studies:
Damien Walker is currently studying a Bachelor of Education, Food and Textiles Technologies at University of South Australia. This is him engaging with readings and questions throughout his teaching journey to gain professional insight and knowledge.