At the end of each school year teachers lobby to get the class that they want for the next school year.
But nowadays, it seems, Queensland teachers are reluctant to take grades 3, 5, 7 and 9.
Teachers worry that poor NAPLAN results in their grade will suggest that they themselves have failed.
A number of state school teachers in grades 3, 5, 7 and 9 have told the Courier-Mail that they are under increased pressure in their classroom, and some of them are thinking of quitting teaching because of this pressure.
Teachers under strain, Tanya Chilcott, schools reporter, p.9, The Courier-Mail : 17-18 July 2010