Warwick's most improved NAPLAN scores revealed
THE top performing primary school students in the Warwick region have been revealed after a major analysis of 2018 NAPLAN scores.
The detailed analysis of results across Queensland found Year 5 students at Applethorpe State School improved their NAPLAN scores more than any other cohort in the Warwick 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 Applethorpe State School improved their average scores 43.2 points from Year 3 to Year 5, the biggest improvement in Warwick.
The second most improved school was Stanthorpe State School where average scores improved 22.0 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.
Southern Downs' most improved schools
Applethorpe State School: 43.2 point increase
Stanthorpe State School: 22.0 point increase
Yangan State School: 19.2 point increase
Texas P-10 State School: 18.2 point increase
The Summit State School: 16.2 point increase
Warwick Central State School: 14.4 point increase
Warwick West State School: 13.8 point increase
Amiens State School: 13.0 point increase
Glennie Heights State School: 9.6 point increase
Warwick East State School: 9.2 point increase