Fraser Coast's most improved NAPLAN schools revealed
THE top performing primary school students in Fraser Coast have been revealed after a major analysis of 2018 NAPLAN scores.
The detailed analysis of results across Queensland found Year 5 students at Maryborough West State School improved their NAPLAN scores more than any other cohort in the Fraser Coast region.
To find how each cohort improved the school's average NAPLAN score was compared to the state's average score for 2016 Year 3 and 2018 Year 5.
Students at Maryborough West State School improved their average scores 38.8 points from Year 3 to Year 5, the biggest improvement in Fraser Coast.
The second most improved school was Parke State School where average scores improved 22.8 points from Year 3 to Year 5.
Across Queensland the most improved school was Lowood State School where the Year 5 cohort improved the average NAPLAN score by 76 points compared to their 2016 results.
The NAPLAN test remains controversial among educators and parents with concerns it does not fully capture everything a student learns at school.
A Queensland Government response to an independent review of the test stated NAPLAN remained important to maintain school accountability.
At the time Queensland education minister Grace Grace called for a nation-wide review of the test.
But the test is seen as an important way to view a school cohort at one moment in time and schools use the results to improve teaching.
Fraser Coast's most improved schools
Maryborough West State School: 38.8 point increase
Parke State School: 22.8 point increase
St Mary's Primary School: 14.4 point increase
Xavier Catholic College: 10.8 point increase
Albert State School: 8.8 point increase
Urangan Point State School: 1.8 point increase
Pialba State School: 0.6 point increase
Star of the Sea Catholic School: 0.2 point increase
Bauple State School: -0.6 point increase
Riverside Christian College: -1.0 point increase