Top NAPLAN schools revealed
Top NAPLAN schools revealed Toowoomba Chronicle

Gladstone's most improved NAPLAN schools revealed

THE top performing primary school students in Gladstone have been revealed after a major analysis of 2018 NAPLAN scores.

The detailed analysis of results across Queensland found Year 5 students at Mount Larcom State School improved their NAPLAN scores more than any other cohort in the Gladstone 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 Mount Larcom State School improved their average scores 34.2 points from Year 3 to Year 5, the biggest improvement in Gladstone.

The second most improved school was Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School where average scores improved 10.4 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.

Gladstone's most improved schools

Mount Larcom State School: 34.2 point increase

Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School: 10.4 point increase

St Francis Catholic Primary School: 2.8 point increase

Kin Kora State School: -0.6 point increase

Trinity College: -6.4 point increase

Agnes Water State School: -7.2 point increase

Gladstone West State School: -7.2 point increase

Tannum Sands State School: -7.4 point increase

Calliope State School: -9.8 point increase

Gladstone Central State School: -14.4 point increase