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2015 NAPLAN results: how did Orange and the district’s schools fare?

NAPLAN results for 2015 are in and the schools in the Orange area have improved their standing against the national average.NAPLAN results for 2015 are in and the schools in the Orange area have improved their standing against the national average.
Nanjing Night Net

While 12 of the 19 schools ranked below average in at least one tested area, only three schools delivered “substantially below” national average scores, compared with seven in 2012.

Students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 were tested across reading, persuasive writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy, and schools’ outcomes were compared to both national averages and schools of similar socio-economic backgrounds, with the results published on the MySchool website yesterday.

Small schools shone in 2015, with Spring Terrace Public School’s year 5 and Borenore and Nashdale public schools’ year 3 students achieving above or substantially above average results across most categories, compared with the rest of the nation and other schools in their socio-economic groups.

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Catherine McAuley Catholic Primary School, Orange Public School, Canobolas Public School and James Sheahan Catholic High School were consistent, with mostly average and above average scores.

Meanwhile, Bletchington and Calare public schools and Orange High School recorded average and below average scores, compared with the national standard, although several of Bletchington’s scores were above similar schools.

The most inconsistent schools were the kindergarten to year 12 schools, with Kinross Wolaroi School recording results from on par to substantially above the national average, but slipping behind their socio-economic peers in persuasive writing and numeracy.

Orange Anglican Grammar School and Orange Christian School were similar, but Orange Anglican Grammar School’s year 9 students and Orange Christian School’s year 3 students did not perform as well in multiple categories.

While Canobolas Rural Technology High School recorded “substantially below” national average scores across all tested areas, it was mostly on par with other schools at the same socio-economic level.

But Glenroi Heights and Bowen public schools slipped below their peers in at least three categories each, with Glenroi students recording below average results in reading, persuasive writing and spelling, and Bowen students struggling in spelling, punctuation and grammar, and numeracy against similar schools.

Orange East Public School year 5 students recorded below and substantially below average results in reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy, but its year 3 students bucked the trend, recording average results compared with its socio-economic group and a “substantially above” result in numeracy.

Spring Hill Public School and Anson Street School did not meet the minimum student population threshold to be compared.

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