Ipswich's top NAPLAN scores revealed
THE top performing primary school students in Ipswich have been revealed after a major analysis of 2018 NAPLAN scores.
The detailed analysis of results across Queensland found Year 5 students at Lowood State School improved their NAPLAN scores more than any other cohort in the Ipswich 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 Lowood State School improved their average scores 76.0 points from Year 3 to Year 5, the biggest improvement in Ipswich.
The second most improved school was Glenore Grove State School where average scores improved 54.6 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.
Ipswich's most improved schools
Lowood State School: 76.0 point increase
Glenore Grove State School: 54.6 point increase
Haigslea State School: 46.8 point increase
All Saints' School: 42.2 point increase
Lockrose State School: 41.4 point increase
Rathdowney State School: 40.8 point increase
Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School: 37.4 point increase
Patrick Estate State School: 36.0 point increase
St Mary's School: 30.2 point increase
Laidley District State School: 30.2 point increase