The National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses all students in Australian schools in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The NAPLAN tests students’ competence across the key areas of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy. For more information visit the NAPLAN website.
The chart below displays average NAPLAN scores for each of these key areas and Christ Church Grammar School's scores for Years 3 and 5 in 2017 are displayed in blue. Also displayed are average scores for all state and national schools.
We were absolutely thrilled to receive the news and congratulations from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) that our students had achieved substantially above average gain in numeracy, as measured by NAPLAN, as students progress from Year 3 to Year 5. Gains of this magnitude are significant and worthy of acknowledgement and apply to only a limited number of schools within Australia.
Our continual focus on effective use of data and implementation of an explicit teaching and learning model, contributes to our school’s success.
We have implemented ongoing pre-, post- and formative assessments of all mathematical concepts and this has enabled identification of individual student achievement and the level at which each student is “ready to learn”. Using this assessment data we have established small, differentiated groupings that embrace flexibility and meet the needs of all students. We deliver a targeted, rich curriculum that extends all students regardless of their individual starting points.
Feedback is paramount and students are provided with regular opportunities to reflect, respond and apply this feedback.
In 2018, we have adopted the same explicit teaching and learning approach in the area of English.
These actions will be monitored over the coming 12 months and their effectiveness evaluated.