Stu­dents put to the NAPLAN test

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MORE than 200 Chin­chilla State High School were among thou­sands to sit the Na­tional As­sess­ment Pro­gram for Lit­er­acy and Nu­mer­acy (NAPLAN) last week.

A to­tal of 117 Year 7 stu­dents and 86 Year 9 stu­dents had their read­ing, writ­ing, lan­guage con­ven­tions (spell­ing, gram­mar and punc­tu­a­tion) and nu­mer­acy tested across three days, last­ing an hour-and-a-half each day.

Chin­chilla State High School deputy prin­ci­pal Brett Bow­man said the tests were about en­sur­ing the ma­jor­ity of stu­dents were ac­quir­ing the nu­mer­acy and lit­er­ary skills they should be for their ed­u­ca­tion level.

“It’s aimed at see­ing their pro­gres­sion from Year 3 un­til Year 9. They’re not spe­cific ge­og­ra­phy tests but gen­eral knowl­edge stuff which all stu­dents should know,” Mr Bow­man said.

“NAPLAN is to en­sure schools are ei­ther at the level or above the state means.”

In pre­vi­ous years Chin­chilla State High School has per­formed well, with the school pro­duc­ing an over­all score above the state av­er­age.

PHOTO: ALANA CALVERT

MATH MAT­TERS: Year 9 Chin­chilla State High School stu­dents dur­ing the NAPLAN tests last week.

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