26 September 2023

Victorian students shine in NAPLAN

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Victorian students have achieved some of the highest NAPLAN results in the country, ranking first or second in eight out of 10 primary school measures.

Congratulating the State’s students, Minister for Education, Natalie Hutchins said the 2022 national NAPLAN data showed Victoria performed strongly at the primary level, ranked first or second in eight out of 10 domains, “including all five domains at the important foundational Year 3 level”.

“Victoria’s Year 3 students were ranked either first or second in Australia across all five domains,” Ms Hutchins said.

“Compared to 2014, the number of Victorian Year 3 students reaching the top two bands of Reading has lifted from 51 per cent to 60 per cent – and Victoria’s mean scores have improved in seven out of 10 domains in primary schools,” she said.

“In 2022, Year 3 students scored their best ever mean Reading results, again proving themselves the strongest readers in the country.”

Ms Hutchins said this year’s NAPLAN also had the highest proportion of Victorian Year 5 students in the top two bands for Spelling.

She said 9.5 per cent of Year 5 students placed in the bottom two bands for Reading, compared to 15.3 per cent in 2014.

“Victorian students are all-round achievers – leading every jurisdiction apart from the ACT on the number of subjects where our students ranked first or second in the highest percentage of students above the national minimum standard,” the Minister said.

“Victorian students also improved their performance at the secondary level – with the equal highest proportion of Year 9 students in the top two bands of reading in 2022.”

Ms Hutchins said students in regional Victoria performed strongly, narrowing the achievement gap in Year 7 and Year 9 reading.

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