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NAPLAN re­sults: Un­der­achiev­ing Queens­land schools ex­posed

This is ab­surd. Im­prov­ing a school’s per­for­mance off a low base will of course take you higher in lists like th­ese. High per­form­ing schools will in­evitably not show the same im­prove­ment. This “anal­y­sis” is flawed be­cause it seeks to mis­lead. Send them back to school to learn how to an­a­lyse prop­erly.

Ron

What NAPLAN does show is that you can get just as good an ed­u­ca­tion at a state school as a pri­vate school.

Michael

Does any­one care about NAPLAN? Our kids yawned, did the busi­ness and ig­nored the re­sults. Meant noth­ing and the rou­tine ef­fort matched. Judg­ing a school’s per­for­mance on NAPLAN is a joke. And of course it won’t lead to league ta­bles will it? The first thing the me­dia does is cre­ate mean­ing­less league ta­bles where the dif­fer­ence be­tween school five and school 50 is prob­a­bly sta­tis­ti­cally in­signif­i­cant.

Tim

They im­prove be­cause they were hope­less be­fore. Top schools have al­ways yielded very good re­sults, hence less huge jump in im­prove­ment.

Peter

NAPLAN is a dis­as­ter. Its in­for­ma­tion is be­ing badly mis­used.

Dar­ren

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