Top NAPLAN schools revealed
Top NAPLAN schools revealed Toowoomba Chronicle

Sunshine Coast's most improved NAPLAN schools revealed

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

The detailed analysis of results across Queensland found Year 5 students at Beerwah State School improved their NAPLAN scores more than any other cohort in the Sunshine 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 Beerwah State School improved their average scores 34.6 points from Year 3 to Year 5, the biggest improvement in Sunshine Coast.

The second most improved school was Chancellor State College where average scores improved 31.0 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.

 

Sunshine Coast's most improved schools

Beerwah State School: 34.6 point increase

Chancellor State College: 31.0 point increase

Beerburrum State School: 30.2 point increase

St Joseph's Primary School: 27.8 point increase

Caloundra Christian College: 27.0 point increase

Montessori International College: 26.6 point increase

Yandina State School: 26.0 point increase

Nambour State College: 23.8 point increase

Landsborough State School: 23.6 point increase

Maleny State School: 21.0 point increase