Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

NAPLAN: An Overview of the Valley; the First of Our Four-Part Series Taking a Look at How Our Schools Fare in Test

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

NAPLAN: An Overview of the Valley; the First of Our Four-Part Series Taking a Look at How Our Schools Fare in Test

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Byline: Adam Hourigan adam.hourigan@dailyexaminer.com.au

THE results of last year's NAPLAN tests have been released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority and are available via the MySchools website.

While the individual data is shown for each school and its subjects, it is a laborious task to click through each school's page to compare results.

The Daily Examiner has done its research over the past week and extracted the data for every local school where test results were available and compiled them into one table for easy comparison.

As well as recording each year group's raw score, we have calculated how far above or below the national average each school sits, as well as comparing it to the average score of schools with a similar Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage score.

This index was created to enable meaningful comparisons of NAPLAN test achievement by students in Australian schools.

Also collated were the growth figures from applicable schools showing how students who sat the NAPLAN test at the same school progressed over a two-year gap. …

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