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