The latest data on the academic performance of Australian schools has revealed “signs of improvement across the country”, the national curriculum authority says.
ABC reports, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has identified 79 schools that posted above-average improvements in NAPLAN scores for a second year in a row.
The Federal Government’s My School website has been updated with the latest financial and academic information about the more than 10,000 schools across the nation.
ACARA chief executive Robert Randall said the data showed widespread gains.
“There are signs of improvement across the country,” he said.
“The important thing is that there are schools across the country who are achieving this.
“It’s across the school sectors.”
The Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), reminded parents to look beyond the My School website when evaluating schools.
“My School offers parents some insight into school performance on NAPLAN tests up to Year 9, but there are a host of parental concerns that the site does not address, and was not designed to address,” AHISA chairwoman Karen Spiller said in a statement.
“I strongly encourage parents to visit a school … rather than rely solely on the single dimension of NAPLAN results.”
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