Queensland Catholic Education Commission Executive Director Dr Lee-Anne Perry says it is pleasing that Queensland schools have seen improvements in a number of NAPLAN test areas according to the national report released by ACARA today.
“I congratulate students and teachers for their hard work in achieving these positive outcomes,” she said.
Dr Perry said that while some useful comparisons could be made with other states, the most constructive use of NAPLAN data is as a diagnostic tool to help identify the needs of individual students, schools and systems, to inform effective teaching and learning practices.
“Catholic schools aim to develop the whole child, and while important, the annual NAPLAN results are only one indicator among many used by schools, teachers and parents to monitor and support student learning,” Dr Perry said.
Individual school and student NAPLAN reports showing performance in relation to national standards have been distributed to schools this week.
147,000 or almost 20% of all Queensland school students attend 298 Catholic schools across the State.
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