Catholic schools shine in NAPLAN results

Above average scores

For the sixth successive year, Sydney Catholic systemic schools have performed above both the State and national average in the NAPLAN testing program – and in many cases, well above – in every NAPLAN test in every grade.

The Catholic Education Office Sydney says some highlights of 2013 NAPLAN data, released on Friday, for Sydney Catholic schools include:

The percentage of students who scored in the top two NAPLAN bands is consistently higher for students in Sydney Catholic schools than for other schools in the state.

For example, In Year 3, the percentage of students in the top two bands in Writing is 20% higher, in Numeracy it is 11% higher and in Spelling, it is 9% higher. In Year 5, the percentage of students in the top two bands in Reading is 10% higher, in Writing it is 12% higher, in Spelling it is 11% higher and in Grammar it is 17% higher.

The NAPLAN test scores are well above State and national scores in all four test years (3, 5, 7 and 9). The percentage of students who scored in the lowest two NAPLAN bands continues to be very small.

Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools, said that he is delighted that the success of previous years has continued, but also made the point strongly that the other broader achievements of Sydney Catholic schools are worth celebrating just as much. 

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