ACT students continue to be among the highest performing in the country, according to the NAPLAN 2013 Summary Report released today.
The report by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, which conducts the national testing, shows that mean scores of ACT students were top or equal top across 17 of the 20 areas tested, relative to other jurisdictions.
The report also shows the ACT continues to excel in reading and has been the highest performing jurisdiction in Australia every year since 2008 and significantly ahead of the national mean.
In May this year, approximately 17,600 students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participated in NAPLAN testing across the ACT. The summary report only includes data at the jurisdiction level. The full National Report which will include final results by demographic and geographic location, is scheduled for release in December.