Monday, September 16, 2013

2013 NAPLAN Summary Report 1

Stable student achievement and encouraging signs of improvement
ACARA published the 2013 NAPLAN Summary Report on Friday 13 September.

The  Summary Report provides nationally comparable data for the 2013 national and state/territory results for each year level (3, 5, 7 and 9) and for each test domain (reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy). It also gives comparisons of national and state/territory achievement in each year and test domain between 2008 to 2013 and 2012 to 2013.
Robert Randall, Chief Executive Officer of ACARA said, “These results give a crucial first look at how our students performed in this year’s NAPLAN assessments, which are an important tool to help improve student learning. I am pleased with the identified increased in performance in Year 5 reading.

While participation rates remain very high, I am concerned by any reports of withdrawals.” 
Professor Barry McGaw AO, Chairman of ACARA added, “I encourage all parents to have their child participate in NAPLAN to ensure that they are provided with the opportunity to understand their child’s performance at school relevant to their peers. If children don’t participate, parents miss out on information that will benefit your child in subsequent years (as some schools may use the data to target areas for improvement) and  will have a direct benefit on your child’s own experience and learning by contributing to their school’s ability to improve literacy and numeracy teaching.”
Read or download the 2013 NAPLAN Summary Report on the National Assessment Program website.