Gympie's most improved NAPLAN schools revealed
THE most improved primary school cohorts in Gympie have been revealed following the 2019 NAPLAN release.
- Gympie region's top NAPLAN schools revealed
- FULL LIST: NAPLAN improvement scores for every school
- Top 50 most improved schools revealed
Results across the Gympie region found Year 5 students at Chatsworth State School improved their NAPLAN scores more than any other cohort in the region.
To find how each cohort improved, the school's average NAPLAN score was compared to the state's average score for 2017 Year 3 and 2019 Year 5.
Students at Chatsworth State School improved their average score by 27.1 points from Year 3 to Year 5, the biggest improvement in Gympie.
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The second most improved primary school was Victory College where average scores improved 25.1 points from Year 3 to Year 5 while Gympie West State School was third where scores improved 23.5 points.
For high schools, Tin Can Bay State School at Tin Can Bay was the most improved with an improvement score of 14.8 followed by Victory College where scores improved 12.6 points.
Across Queensland the most improved school was Aurukun State School where the Year 5 cohort improved the average NAPLAN score by 70.66 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.
Gympie's most improved Yr 5 cohorts:
Chatsworth State School: 27.1 point increase
Victory College: 25.1 point increase
Gympie West State School: 23.5 point increase
St Patrick's Primary School (Gympie): 9.1 point increase
Cooloola Christian College: 8.7 point increase
Gympie South State School: 6.3 point increase
One Mile State School: 0.5 point increase
Gympie's most improved Yr 9 cohorts:
Tin Can Bay State School: 14.8 point increase
Victory College: 12.6 point increase
Gympie State High School: 9.0 point increase
St Patrick's College: 3.16 point increase