Laim Regester is among the Urangan State High School Year 9 students who are showing improvement in NAPLAN results.
Laim Regester is among the Urangan State High School Year 9 students who are showing improvement in NAPLAN results. Valerie Horton

Three Fraser Coast schools among NAPLAN's most improved

THREE Fraser Coast high schools have been named among the most improved schools in the annual NAPLAN tests.

Aldridge, Urangan and Hervey Bay state high schools were among four schools from the Sunshine Coast to Bundaberg to show improved results on the nation-wide exams between 2012 and 2013.

The test is taken each year by students in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 and measures outcomes in five areas, include reading, writing and numeracy.

Summary results for all grades were released at qsa.qld.edu.au on Monday.

Urangan State High School principal Ross Zelow said average scores in both numeracy and spelling were the school's best in the past four years.

"We've gone up across every area," he said.

Mr Zelow said the improvements showed strategies at the school and the work of teachers and students were beginning to pay off.

Aldridge State High School principal Ross Higgins said it was the fourth year the school had been a national partnership school.

"During that, our results have steadily increased," he said.

He said their average scores across the five areas had all improved for Aldridge students, with three areas measuring above the national average.

Mr Higgins urged parents to consider other responsibilities of schools outside of the one-off results of the NAPLAN tests.

"NAPLAN is just one piece a far bigger puzzle," he said.

"There is a whole heap of other things that schools have to do."

To see all school scores, visit www.qsa.qld.edu.au.



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