NAPLAN RESULTS ARE IN
FIGURES calculated off the back of this year’s NAPLAN tests reveal the numeracy and literacy of Queensland children are on the rise, showing continued improvement in most areas.
In comparison to last year, and the benchmark year of 2008, the percentage of students meeting national minimum standards has jumped considerably in most categories.
Only one test had little to no improvement: writing.
Students meeting the minimum standard for writing has dropped as much as 11 per cent, in the case of Year 9 students.
However all other areas tested improved for that oldest NAPLAN group.
The youngest group, Year 3, had their best results in reading, with 96.2 per cent meeting or exceeding the national minimum standard.
The high result follows consistent improvement in Year 3 for the past decade.
Numeracy has been another outstanding area for all, with each grade now sitting at 95 per cent – meaning most Queensland students meet or exceed minimum standards in maths.
This year is also the first time NAPLAN was conducted online.
Australian Curriculum Assessment Reporting Authority chief executive Robert Randall said this year’s testing went without a hitch.
“Feedback from schools said that students found the online assessment engaging,” he said.
“The online platform performed well and 99.8 per cent of students were able to complete it that way.”
All Australian schools are expected to complete the NAPLAN online by 2020.