2017 NAPLAN Results
A report from Headmaster David Gee
There are five key result areas that underpin our strategic focus at Wesley and one of these is academic success. Parents of students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 would have recently received their child’s 2017 NAPLAN results from the College and we encourage all parents to share in their achievement by reviewing the College’s results below.
We would remind parents that the NAPLAN assessment is just one test, at one moment in time, however it is useful for providing a basic snapshot of where each year group is in their literacy and numeracy learning. At Wesley we do not believe in teaching to the test, our focus remains on quality teaching all the time.
NAPLAN RESULTS 2017
The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students from Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in these year levels are expected to participate in tests in Reading, Writing, Language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. Our 2017 NAPLAN results are positive. Wesley students have sustained or increased improvement from 2016 and in all areas Wesley College averages are above State and National schools (see graphs below).
Wesley College’s results were also above or at Similar Schools in the following areas:
- Year 3 Numeracy, Writing and Spelling
- Year 5 Numeracy, Reading, Writing and Grammar & Punctuation
- Year 7 All Areas
- Year 9 Numeracy, Reading, Writing and Grammar & Punctuation
School growth over time is more or equal to Similar Schools in 2016-2017 in the following years and subjects:
- Year 3 Numeracy, Reading, Writing, Spelling and Punctuation and Grammar
- Year 5 Reading, Writing, Spelling and Punctuation and Grammar
- Year 7 Numeracy, Writing, Spelling and Punctuation and Grammar
- Year 9 Reading, Writing, Spelling and Punctuation and Grammar.
NAPLAN data, used amongst a range of existing data and assessments for each child, provides important information to our teachers about a student’s achievements over time. As it is compared against a national database, it is one of many assessments that help us to evaluate programs and allocate resources within our school.