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2013 LDA and AJLD Awards
Nominations for the 2013 Mona Tobias and Bruce Wicking Awards are now open, as well as applications for the Tertiary Student Award and the AJLD Early Career Researcher Award. These Awards are open to both members and non-members of LDA. The closing date for nominations and applications is Friday 31 May, 2013. Click here for further information.
NAPLAN results report on many aspects of Literacy and Numeracy performance by students in schools across Australia. Whether comparing states, schools, individual children or year to year results, many parents and teachers find the statistics difficult to interpret meaningfully. Professor Anne Castles reflects on implications for an individual child found to be behind their peers in reading, and Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall explains the statistical significance of comparing results from year to year in articles first published in the current issue of the LDA Bulletin.
LDA Members can access complete back issues Bulletin articles in the Members Only section of this website. To join LDA, click here.