Queensland's NAPLAN results positive for another year


NOTE: This article is older than 12 months

Education Minister Grace Grace said the NAPLAN 2019 summary results, released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) today, were positive for Queensland.

“I congratulate the 244,000 Queensland school students in Years 3,5,7 and 9 who completed the NAPLAN tests in May,” Ms Grace said.

“I’d also like to thank all the teachers, teacher aides, parents and carers who helped to prepare our students for the tests in 2019.”

Ms Grace said the 2019 NAPLAN results showed Queensland students continue to perform well in a number of key areas.

“This year’s results continue to confirm Queensland as one of the most improved states since testing began in 2008,” Ms Grace said.

“It is great to see our students improving in 17 of 20 NAPLAN test areas against National Minimum Standard, Mean Scale Score and Upper two Bands.”

Ms Grace said that Queensland’s improvement over time had been acknowledged nationally and showed that the Palaszczuk Government’s record investment and continued focus on education was paying dividends and would continue.

“Labor’s vision to introduce an extra year of schooling through prep continues to pay dividends and in 2016, the Palaszczuk Government ensured prep was compulsory for all students,” she said.

“And we continue to invest in Queensland students and teachers. The 2019-20 State Budget includes a record $13.8 billion budget for education, up six per cent on the previous year.

“This includes funding for 1000 extra teachers as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to employ 3700 additional teachers over four years. We will also employ an additional 200 teacher aides over the next 12 months.

“We will also invest a massive $1.5 billion on new and enhanced education infrastructure at schools right across Queensland ensuring our kids are getting a world-class education in great facilities.”

Ms Grace said that in the absence of leadership from the Morrison Government, the Queensland Government had committed to participating in a further cross-jurisdictional review of NAPLAN with New South Wales and Victoria.

She said the Federal Government could not continue to ignore the concerns of parents, teachers and students, and other states and territories. 

“After more than 10 years, it’s time for a comprehensive national review of NAPLAN to ensure it remains current and responsive to changes in education,” she said.

“Queensland is still proud to be the star performer when it comes to NAPLAN.”

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
The Honourable Grace Grace

Community Education & Schools Queensland Government

Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training :
PO Box 15033, City East Qld 4002, Brisbane
07 3237 0111
Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Excellence in education on show at annual awards 14 September 2020 | Queensland’s leading state schools have been honoured at the 21st annual Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools via a livestream video. More information...
Scale of extraordinary school infrastructure program revealed 09 September 2020 | New figures have revealed the extent of the Palaszczuk Government’s massive investment in school infrastructure, which is helping drive Queensland’s economic recovery from COVID-19. More information...
'Look before you lock' the new catchcry for transport operators 07 September 2020 | A haunting new campaign has been launched to help prevent the tragic situation of children being left behind in buses. More information...
Queensland state schools shine as 2020 Showcase finalists announced 03 September 2020 | Excellence, innovation and dedication to education have been recognised across Queensland state schools with the 2020 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools finalists officially announced. More information...
Expert review suggests NAPLAN be replaced 28 August 2020 | An expert independent review of NAPLAN has found the decade-old test needs to be overhauled to ensure it meets the needs of students, parents and teachers. More information...
New Sunshine Coast high school reaches next milestone 09 July 2020 | The opening of a new state school on the Sunshine Coast is another step closer, with construction reaching the half-way mark. More information...
Panels power jobs through pandemic 21 May 2020 | Another 580 schools will receive solar panels and other energy saving measures, as the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Clean Energy Schools (ACES) program ramps up. More information...
Experienced principals to take the reins at new Sunshine Coast schools 27 April 2020 | Education Minister Grace Grace today announced Mr Andrew Walker as the principal of the new primary school at Palmview and Mr Matt Samson as the principal of the new high school at Baringa. More information...
Statement from Education Minister Grace Grace 20 March 2020 | The expert health advice of chief health and medical officers remains that schools should remain open. More information...
More cleaning for Qld state schools 19 March 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government will increase the amount of cleaning in Queensland state schools in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service