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Updated My School website gives parents access to data on student growth

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NSW Education Standards Authority Chief Executive Officer Paul Martin has recognised schools making progress in literacy and numeracy across NSW.

“Through the updated My School website parents can see how students at a school are progressing relative to other similar students across Australia.

“NSW NAPLAN results are historically steady however, alongside the Department of Education and guided by the NSW Government, we have committed to improving our results statewide.

“We are looking to learn from schools who have achieved well above results and will consider how to model and share those methods more broadly,” Mr Martin said.

Over time, NSW NAPLAN results have shown a significant increase in Year 3 Reading, consistent results in Year 5, 7 and 9 Reading, unchanged results in Numeracy in all years and no significant changes in Year 3, 7 and 9 Writing.

“We have seen that schools and teachers throughout the State have implemented some really effective teaching methodologies and it is vital that these are shared.

“We will continue to work with teachers, principals and education experts to ensure students from Kindergarten through to high school are benefiting from the NSW Curriculum, and our quality teaching,” Mr Martin said.

In 2019 the NSW Government along with other state and territory education ministers agreed to changes to NAPLAN data reporting on the My School website.

My School data now focusses on student progress as opposed to comparing similar schools.

Source: NSW Government

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