Early NAPLAN re­sults to­day

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - BRIT­TANY VONOW

NAPLAN scores will be com­ing out ear­lier than ever with in­di­vid­ual re­ports be­ing posted to schools to­day.

The scores are com­ing out less than three months af­ter stu­dents across Queens­land sat the bench­mark lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy tests.

But the re­sults, com­ing out three weeks ear­lier than last year, are ex­pected to come out even ear­lier from 2017 with the in­tro­duc­tion of online test­ing.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Kate Jones said fam­i­lies would ben­e­fit from re­ceiv­ing the re­sults ear­lier.

“Re­ceiv­ing NAPLAN re­sults ear­lier means par­ents and teach­ers will be able to iden­tify stu­dents’ in­di­vid­ual strengths and start to make changes to im­prove their re­sults sooner,” Ms Jones said.

“Fam­i­lies can use in­di­vid­ual re­sults to dis­cuss their child’s progress with teach­ers ( and) teach­ers can use NAPLAN re­sults with other as­sess­ment in­for­ma­tion to help them bet­ter iden­tify the stu­dents who re­quire greater chal­lenges or ad­di­tional sup­port.”

She said the NAPLAN data would help check if Queens­land stu­dents were meet­ing na­tional stan­dards, and re­it­er­ated a com­mit­ment to fund an ex­tra 875 teach­ers.

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