Students from Parke State School, including Jade- Elle Brown, right, are celebrating their NAPLAN test results.
Students from Parke State School, including Jade- Elle Brown, right, are celebrating their NAPLAN test results. Robyne Cuerel

Bauple and Parke schools get high marks in NAPLAN tests

SMALLER schools have fared well in this year's NAPLAN test, with several small schools in the Fraser Coast region scoring well above the national minimum standard.

Bauple and Parke State School received high results back from the national assessment program - literacy and numeracy test, receiving scores above 80% in all categories for year levels three, five, seven.

Students across the country were tested in five categories including reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy, as part of the annual test, which determines school ranking in each category.

Parke State School principal Len Fehlhaber said the school was very proud of its scores, though he put a lot of their results down to being a smaller school.

"We sit very well when compared to the national average, and we are above average in terms of grammar and punctuation," Mr Fehlhaber said.

"I think being a smaller school gives our staff the ability to really get to know all of the students and help them individually.

"We have some great processes in place, and great teachers who focus on keeping our students on track.

"Larger schools have a lot more challenges when it comes to testing as they might have 100 students in a year level where as we have 13."

Mr Fehlhaber said the student's test results this year were similar to last year's results, and reflected the student's attitude towards learning.

"This year we didn't put a lot of focus on the students in the lead up to the test," he said.

"We find that it's not just a test for students, it's a test for myself and the teachers."

The next step for most teachers and principals will be to individually go through each student's results to help determine where changes need to be made, Mr Fehlhaber said.

"We have already begun looking through our scores and working with our students," he said.

"It's those results that make the NAPLAN tests so important."

How did they score?

Some of the top achievers in the region were:

Year 3:

Agnew School

Biggenden State School

Tinana State School

Kawungan State School

Hervey Bay Christian Academy

Year 7:

St Helens State School

St James Lutheran College

Bauple State School

Parke State School

Urangan Point State School

Year 5:

Kawungan State School

Star of the Sea

Fraser Coast Anglican College

St Mary's Primary School

Xavier Catholic College

Year 9:

St Mary's Catholic College

Hervey Bay Christian Academy

Fraser Coast Anglican College

St James Lutheran College

Xavier Catholic College

Regional results

As a region the Fraser Coast returned scores more than 60% about the National Minimum Standard, with several schools returning results of a 100% in several areas of reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation as well as numeracy.

To view your schools individual scores visit http://qsa.qld.edu.au.



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