WELL DONE: Monto State High School's Year 7 and 9 students scored above average in all categories of NAPLAN testing.
WELL DONE: Monto State High School's Year 7 and 9 students scored above average in all categories of NAPLAN testing. Alex Treacy

Two schools power above in NAPLAN results

LAST year's NAPLAN test results are in, revealing two North Burnett schools achieved phenomenal results, achieving above the average in all testing categories.

Gayndah State School recorded scores substantially above average in Year 3 reading, spelling, grammar and numeracy, and Year 5 writing and grammar, while its scores in Year 3 writing, Year 5 reading, spelling and numeracy were all above average.

Monto State High School recorded scores substantially above average in Year 9 reading, spelling, grammar and numeracy, while scores in Year 7 reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy, and Year 9 writing, were all above average.

Dallarnil State School's Year 5 students all recorded scores above or substantially above average, while their Year 3 students all recorded scores below or substantially below average, apart from writing.

Mundubbera State School's Year 3 and 5 students scored above average in spelling, while their Year 7 and 9 counterparts scored below average in the same category.

Mulgildie State School's Year 3 students were below average in all categories, but the school's small cohort increases the margin for error, a point the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority also makes.

ACARA, which runs the testing, groups schools together using an index of community socio-educational advantage from which averages are taken, allowing for comparison between similar schools.

On its My School website, ACARA notes the testing is just one metric for checking on the progress of students.

"NAPLAN tests sample only a part of what students learn during the year, so it is important to find out more about the whole curriculum of the school and the school's performance across a range of areas,” it stated.

Search your school's results on the My School website.


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