Joy Burch is celebrating sterling results by the ACT’s children:
ACT Minister for Education and Training welcomed the report by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), which conducts the national testing, which shows that mean scores of ACT students were top or equal top across 17 of the 20 areas tested, relative to other jurisdictions.
The report also shows the ACT continues to excel in reading and has been the highest performing jurisdiction in Australia every year since 2008 and significantly ahead of the national mean.
Ms Burch said the ACT has ranked first or equal first for grammar, punctuation and numeracy in NAPLAN testing across all year levels since 2009.
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Might have something to do with the parents in the ACT too.