Canberra students top NAPLAN again

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JOY Burch has congratulated students who undertook 2015 NAPLAN testing following the release of the National Report and the Report of Test Incidents.

“The 2015 NAPLAN National Report shows that ACT students remain among the highest performing in the country and the 2015 Test Incidents report reinforces the fact that teachers and schools work hard to ensure the integrity of the NAPLAN tests,” Joy said.

“I am encouraged that the release of the NAPLAN National Report 2015 confirms ACT students continue to be among the highest performing across the country.

“While I am delighted at the results, we will not rest on our laurels. We can always do more and we will continue to work with our students to provide them the best education we can in all circumstances.”

The NAPLAN tests were held in May 2015. Approximately 18,600 ACT students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participated in NAPLAN testing.

The 2015 NAPLAN National Report includes data aggregated by: gender, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, language background other than English, geo-location, student gain, parental occupation and education.

“While NAPLAN test results are not the only measure of student achievement, they are an important tool in understanding how ACT students are performing in literacy and numeracy,” Ms Burch said.

“Compared to other jurisdictions, mean scores of ACT students were top or equal top across 19 of the 20 areas tested.

“The ACT has also ranked first or equal first in reading, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy across all year levels since 2009.”

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