Andrew Barr is exulting in the performance of our (or rather his when the news is good) students in national testing.
- The first ever national school testing results released today show that ACT students are either first or equal first amongst the States and Territories in 17 of the 20 categories tested.
The results are from the first National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests taken by 18,000 ACT students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in all ACT schools in May this year. NAPLAN tested students in these 4 school years in the 5 areas of reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy.
The report shows ACT students perform above the national average in all five areas tested and that the proportion of ACT students performing at or above the national minimum standard in these areas is also above the national average.
Me I blame the parents.