Minecraft featured in Australian literacy test

Australia may be considered “backward” when it comes to many aspects of gaming, but it seems the land Down Under is quite progressive in others.

Firstly, we saw the local high school adding PC Gaming to the curriculum – and today, we find Minecraft popping up in a test given to school-aged children across the country.

Minecraft included in Australia's NAPLAN test

(The correct answer is the fourth one)

The page is part of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test, spotted by Twitter user Matthew Samuel. All students, nation-wide, in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are assessed on the same days, with national tests in number skills, spelling, grammar, punctuation, writing and reading. The Australian tests have raised some controversy among parents, who believe it puts too much stress on young kids – but if they’re answering questions about video games, it can’t be all bad, right?

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