WINNING GRINS: Nagoorin State School students (clockwise from top) Ebony Smith, 10, Ava Lamb, 8, Sienna Kate Mossman, 8, and Prue Ahchay, 10, indulge in fist-pumping over successful NAPLAN results.
WINNING GRINS: Nagoorin State School students (clockwise from top) Ebony Smith, 10, Ava Lamb, 8, Sienna Kate Mossman, 8, and Prue Ahchay, 10, indulge in fist-pumping over successful NAPLAN results. Contributed

Nagoorin students put in top effort in NAPLAN

RESULTS are in and some Queensland students have shown huge improvements in the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy test this year.

According to the results, the vast majority of Queensland students meet or exceed the national standard.

One school that did particularly well was Nagoorin State School.

Nagoorin State School principal Kayci Kirk said she was over the moon with the results her students had received.

"It's fantastic that Queensland has improved results overall, and I'm proud to say that Nagoorin State School had an input in the improvement," she said.

"Considering last year we were on the red scale of NAPLAN - our results were below national minimum standard.

"Now our students are either at national average or well above. We did extremely well."

Ms Kirk said two students of the school received exceptional results well above national average.

"Year 3 students are rated from band one to band six. Two of my Year 3 students went above and beyond band six across a variety of subjects.

"Both students were very close in results, but I'm equally proud of all my students for putting in the hard yards for great results," she said.

"We are celebrating here at school. Every time someone mentions the word NAPLAN there are big smiles all around the room.

"One of the girls has been air fist-punching at the mention of NAPLAN, which goes to show how delighted we all are."

Ms Kirk said NAPLAN was a great way to see where schools sat in terms of education levels, where they could improve and what areas students were excelling in.

"Central Queensland is doing an amazing job at raising the bar - especially smaller schools.

"It's all about working together with students and staff to increase and excel our capabilities," Ms Kirk added.

NAPLAN FACTS

  • Tests the areas of reading, persuasive writing, spelling, numeracy, grammar and punctuation.
  • Nationwide tests are held annually for Year 3, 5, 7 and 9.


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