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Focus on - NAPLAN

9/08/2017

NAPLAN is the National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy. Students in Years 3 and 5 have been undertaking these tests since 2008. Students and teachers worked hard to be prepared to do their best. The results from this year’s tests have just been announced.

Over the last three years in Year 3, there have been great improvements in all areas of NAPLAN. At least 89% of the students achieved the National Minimum Standards and above in all areas, with a high in Writing of 96.3%. These results are similar to the Nation in all areas except Grammar and Punctuation.

The number of students in the Upper 2 Bands have also increased, with the stand out subjects being Grammar the Punctuation at 44.4% and Spelling at 49%. This means that just under half of the Year 3 students are performing well above expected levels in these areas. Well done, Year 3.

Year 5 students have attained similar results to the Nation in achieving above the National Minimum Standards in Writing and Numeracy (with 92.4%). There has also been a doubling in the number of students in the Upper 2 Bands in Spelling, which is similar to Nation. Results in most other areas have maintained or have slightly dropped. More concentration is required in Grammar and Punctuation.

A high percentage of Year 5 students have shown greater than expected improvement across all areas. Well done, Year 5.

These results have been pleasing and we look forward to even greater improvements next year.