National Report on Schooling in Australia 2009

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

7.5 Assessment: NAPLAN (First Page)

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are conducted in May each year for all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Further information is available in Student achievement – measuring student achievement: NAPLAN in this report.

The national NAPLAN report shows results at national and State and Territory levels by achievement levels and/or mean scores, as well as by Indigenous status.

NAPLAN results are reported at the school level on the My School website.

Key performance measures

The mean scale scores and proportion of students achieving at or above the national minimum standard in each domain and year level are specified as key performance measures (KPMs) in the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia.

Table 7.8 shows the national percentages of Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students whose results place them at or above the minimum standard and mean scale score for Reading, by Indigenous status.

Further information about student achievement in Reading, by Indigenous status, is available from the 2009 National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy – Achievement in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy report. Specific achievement data for Reading are included for Year 3 (p. 10), Year 5 (p. 64), Year 7 (p. 118) and Year 9 (p. 172).

Key Performance Measures 1 (a) and 1 (b)

Table 7.8        Achievement in Reading for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 at or above minimum standard and mean scale scores by Indigenous
                         status,
Australia, 2009

Status

 

Percentage of students at or above national minimum standard (%)

Mean scale score

(Standard deviation)

Year 3

Indigenous
                                                     CI±

75.1
1.7

327.4
 

(88.2)
 

Non-Indigenous
                                                     CI±

94.8
0.2

415.0
 

(83.8)
 

All students
                                                     CI±

93.7
0.2

410.8
 

(86.2)
 

Year 5

 

 

 

Indigenous
                                                     CI±

66.7
1.7

414.4
 

(84.6)
 

Non-Indigenous
                                                     CI±

93.1
0.2

498.1
 

(75.4)
 

All students
                                                     CI±

91.7
0.3

493.9
 

(78.1)
 

Year 7

 

 

 

Indigenous
                                                     CI±

73.2
1.7

473.2
 

(71.5)
 

Non-Indigenous
                                                     CI±

95.0
0.2

544.4
 

(66.7)
 

All students
                                                     CI±

94.0
0.3

541.1
 

(68.6)
 

Year 9

 

 

 

Indigenous
                                                     CI±

67.0
2.1

510.2
 

(74.2)
 

Non-Indigenous
                                                     CI±

93.5
0.3

583.8
 

(64.0)
 

All students
                                                     CI±

92.2
0.4

580.5
 

(66.3)
 

 

Notes:

Exempt students were not assessed and are deemed not to have met the minimum standard.

CI = Confidence Interval

The percentages reported in this table include 95 per cent confidence intervals.

Confidence intervals should be used to compare data within 2009 only.

Sources: MCEECDYA, National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy Achievement in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy 2009; ACARA (unpublished data)

 

Table 7.9 shows the national percentages of Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students whose results place them at or above the minimum standard and mean scale score for Writing, by Indigenous status.

Further information about student achievement in Writing, by Indigenous status, is available from the 2009 National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy – Achievement in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy report. Specific achievement data for Writing are included for Year 3 (p. 19), Year 5 (p. 73), Year 7 (p. 127) and Year 9 (p. 181). 

Key Performance Measures 1 (c) and 1 (d)

Table 7.9        Achievement in Writing for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 at or above minimum standard and mean scale scores by Indigenous status,
                         Australia, 2009

Status

 

Percentage of students at or above national minimum standard (%)

Mean scale score

(Standard deviation)

Year 3

Indigenous
                                                     CI±

79.9
1.8

340.2
 

(85.8)
 

Non-Indigenous
                                                     CI±

96.6
0.1

418.3
 

(64.1)
 

All students
                                                     CI±

95.7
0.2

414.5
 

(67.5)
 

Year 5

     

Indigenous
                                                     CI±

70.1
1.7

412.1
 

(86.4)
 

Non-Indigenous
                                                     CI±

94.2
0.2

488.5
 

(65.6)
 

All students
                                                     CI±

93.0
0.2

484.7
 

(68.8)
 

Year 7

 

 

 

Indigenous
                                                     CI±

69.9
1.8

460.2
 

(88.4)
 

Non-Indigenous
                                                     CI±

93.7
0.2

536.0
 

(70.2)
 

All students
                                                     CI±

 

92.5
0.3

532.4
 

(73.0)
 

Year 9

 

 

 

Indigenous
                                                     CI±

 

59.0
1.9

488.4
 

(93.7)
 

Non-Indigenous
                                                     CI±

 

89.2
0.4

572.8
 

(77.5)
 

All students
                                                     CI±

 

87.8
0.5

568.9
 

(80.2)
 

 

Notes:

Exempt students were not assessed and are deemed not to have met the minimum standard.

CI = Confidence Interval

The percentages reported in this table include 95 per cent confidence intervals.

Confidence intervals should be used to compare data within 2009 only.

Sources: MCEECDYA, National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy Achievement in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy 2009; ACARA (unpublished data)

 

 

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