26th October 2016

Both at School Council and as a staff, we have recently analysed our NAPLAN results, which we received last term. The NAPLAN assessments have now been conducted for nine years in Australian schools, so we are in a good position to identify trends over time and to ascertain how ‘good’ this year’s results are in each of the five areas that are tested. Here are some insights from this year’s results:

à Reading:

à For two successive years, our year 5 cohorts have made relatively poor progress compared with their year 3 results.

à Writing:

à Both our year 5s and our year 3s had the highest-ever average score for  Millner.

à Our year 3s have had three successive years of increasing scores in Writing.

à Spelling:

à Our year 3s had the highest-ever average score for a Millner year 3 cohort.

à Our four highest-ever scores for year 3 have happened in the last five years.

à Grammar and Punctuation:

à Both our year 5s and our year 3s had the highest-ever average score for   Millner.

à Our year 3s have had four successive years of increasing scores in Grammar and Punctuation.

à Maths:

à For both year 5 and year 3, our average score for Maths was only ‘middle of the road compared with our results in previous years.

So, overall, some largely positive and pleasing results for this year. We are going quite well with Writing, Spelling, as well as Grammar and Punctuation, particularly in the early years leading up to year 3.

Along with the Perception Surveys, the School Review recommendations, the results from the current round of PAT testing, as well as Enrolment and Attendance information, these NAPLAN insights will help inform what we focus our improvement efforts on in 2017.

Warwick Peter-Budge

Principal

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