NAPLAN results for Queensland schools have been published, with some of the best results being recorded this year in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests.
Queensland Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek reported that he was impressed with the result of Queensland schools across the state, in particular Year 5 students were a stand out with strong results, compared to previous years.
“Year 5 students have been a standout this year, recording the state’s highest NAPLAN performance to date in reading with more than 96 per cent achieving the national standard,” Mr Langbroek said.
“They’ve delivered the state’s best results in reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy, both in average scores and the proportion of students at or above the national standard.
Education Queensland has commended schools, teachers and parents and families on their effort in supporting the students, acknowledging that is a definite team effort.
“It’s always important to recognise the valuable contribution of those working behind-the-scenes and at home to support a child’s learning.”
Mr Langbroek was quick to state that while the ministry was pleased with the results there was still room for improvement in the results.
“Schools will be analysing their results and developing new strategies to lift performance,” he said.
“To help with this, the Newman Government is investing $26 million in Getting the Basics Right – Literacy and Numeracy grants so that schools can tailor their early literacy and numeracy programs to the specific needs of students in Prep to Year 2.
The full national summary of the 2013 NAPLAN results are released today by the Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
The full report can be found at www.naplan.edu.au