Educators in Victoria, Australia, have been told to teach to the test to improve student scores on national assessments, leading to accusations that officials are trying to boost school rankings on the controversial new My School Web site. Principals received a memo two days before the Web site went live, saying that teachers should "explicitly teach for NAPLAN", which stands for National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy. Educators and union leaders -- who oppose the My School Web site -- say they are worried that the focus on testing will harm education.

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