It gives me great pleasure to share our 2019 NAPLAN results with you. Our Year 3 and Year 5 students have done exceptionally well in the testing for 2019, and their results are a testament to how hard they have been working in the classroom, and how hard our teachers have been working with them. The quality of the education occurring in our school can’t be solely judged on NAPLAN results; similarly, the results cannot and should not be used as the only measure of a child’s education. I do believe that NAPLAN is a valuable tool, albeit only one data set, that provides our school with detailed data at various levels about strengths and areas for improvement. I am extremely proud to share the following data with you:
Some key areas of celebration for us:
- Year 3 students achieved the best overall average in Reading, Grammar and Punctuation, and Numeracy tests since Naplan testing began in 2008.
- The only cohort that had a score higher than the Year 3 writing score in recent history was back in 2015.
- Our Year 3s are significantly higher than state and national averages in all 5 tests (this is a big improvement from previous years)
- The Year 3’s strongest performance was in the Reading test – more than half of our students achieved scores that are in the highest band possible.
- We also have more than half of our Year 3 students in the highest band possible in Grammar and Punctuation.
- All students are above the national minimum standard in all the literacy tests – Writing, Reading, Spelling, and Grammar and Punctuation. All students were at or well above the minimum standard in Numeracy.
- The Year 5 students achieved the best overall averages in Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation, and Numeracy tests since the 2015 cohort.
- The only cohort that has beaten the 2019 Year 5s in recent history in the Reading test was the 2018 Year 5s.
- Our Year 5 average scores are higher than state and national averages in all 5 tests.
- The Year 5’s strongest performance was also in the Reading test – nearly half our students achieved scores in the highest band possible.
- There are NO students below the national minimum standard in any test.
- The growth of this cohort between Year 3 and Year 5 in all areas, compared with state average growth, is extremely impressive and exceeds the state mean in all subjects.
- As a group, the greatest growth area between Year 3 and Year 5 is in spelling.
We are so proud of our Year 3 and Year 5 students for their achievements in these tests – it shows just how hard they’re working with their teachers and parents to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Our ‘back to basics’ approach to teaching and learning is certainly paying dividends for our students.