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Naplan 2013 Whole School Improvement

16/09/2013
2013 NAPLAN results were released on Friday.  Individual student reports have not been received by our school yet, however we will send these home as soon as they are received.
An initial analysis of our results indicates student improvements in several strands.  2013 is the sixth year of NAPLAN testing in Australia.
Please find below a table summarising these improvements:
Year 3
Year 5
Year 7
Writing - best mean scale score since 2008
Reading - best mean scale score since 2008 with a 37 point increase since 2012
Spelling - best mean scale score since 2008 with a 20 point increase since 2012
Grammar and Punctuation - best mean scale score since 2008
Writing - improvement from 2012
 
Numeracy - best mean scale score since 2008
Spelling - best mean scale score since 2008
 
 
Grammar and Punctuation - equal best mean scale score since 2008
 
 
Numeracy - best mean scale score since 2008 with a 35 point increase since 2012
 

 

Clearly, significant and encouraging student gain has been made in Numeracy. This is no mistake. Our whole school Numeracy Action Plan, differentiated mathematics teaching by class teachers, Numeracy Coaching by Mrs Kirsty Cutajar, Balanced Mathematics Lesson Framework, shared criteria for an effective mathematics classroom (developed in January by all staff) with feedback on teacher mathematics practice by Management And Leadership Team members, introduction of Mathletics and more recently, Class Numeracy Action Plans, is paying handsome dividends.

We are anticipating further student gains in Numeracy as we continue this agenda in 2014 and incorporate our Action Research Project in Mathematics, incorporating some targeted mathematics professional development, in collaboration with Aarhus University, Denmark as well as the introduction of BYO iPads in some of our classes in 2014. These innovative and whole school practices in Numeracy teaching, differentiate us from other schools.

I wish to personally congratulate and thank all staff on these NAPLAN improvements.   Thank you also to our parents for your support of our improvement agenda.