The Queensland Teachers’ Union and the Queensland Department of Education and Training are expected to meet today in a compulsory private conference at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. The government asked for the conference after the union said it would ban its members from working on national school reading, writing and maths tests. (pdf file) Queensland Education Minister Geoff Wilson said on Thursday the national NAPLAN tests must go ahead, and that the government supported unprecedented access to knowledge about school performance. Australian Education Union spokesman Mark Robinson said on Friday that more information needed to be provided about test results on the Myschool.edu.au website, including the amount of money schools receive. The AEU’s counter-proposals for presenting test result information (pdf file) include showing the full range of test results across each year level, instead of summing up each year level with a single number. Mr Robinson said that league tables prepared using the test results are harmful and damaging to students who are labelled as failures.