NAPLAN-Literacy-trends

Take a look at the NAPLAN Literacy Trends for 2008 – 2013.

National Minimum Standard (NMS)

In 2013:

The following graph shows the percentage of students Australia wide who are statically above the National Minimum Standard (NMS) in the different literacy components in 2013. The following conclusions can be drawn from this data:

  • Year 3 & Year 5 results are strong. A high number of students achieved above the NMS.
  • In Year 7 student’s results in Grammar and Punctuation as well as Writing are significantly lower.
  • Year 9 results saw a substantial decline in the percentage of students above the NMS for Writing as well as Grammar and Punctuation compared with other grades. Therefore, we can conclude there are a higher number of students in Year 9 under performing in literacy components.
  • Overall, students’ spelling and reading skills were similar across all grades.

NAPLAN 2013 results

MEAN SCALE SCORE (MSS), NATIONAL MINIMUM STANDARD (NMS) & PARTICIPATION Trends

NAPLAN-Literacy-Year-32008 – 2013:

    Reading

  • The average Australian MSS for students in the reading component has increased from 400.5 in 2008 to 419.1 in 2013. Interestingly, Year 3 students in 2012 achieved higher MSS in Spelling and Reading components than students in 2013.
  • The Australian average participation rate of students in the reading section was 95.2% in 2013. Interestingly, participation for this section has declined by 1.4% since 2008.
  • Grammar & Punctuation

  • The greatest increase in MSS was achieved in the Grammar and Punctuation section between 2008 (403.2) and 2013 (428.2), as shown in the graph below.
  • The percentage of students achieving above the NMS in Grammar & Punctuation has increased from 91.7% to 95.3%. This shows strong growth in Year 3 students capabilities in this section.
  • Spelling

  • There was a rise in NMS achieved by Year 3 students in the spelling component in most states from 2008 to 2013. Aside from NSW, TAS and VIC who declined below their 2008 NMS. The NT experienced the greatest rise in NMS from 61.4% to 67.2%. This is a significant increase for the NT however; they still remain significantly below the Australian average of 93.9%.
  • Persuasive Writing (2011 – 2013)

  • The poorest performing state in this section was the NT receiving a 319.1 MSS compared with the highest performing state VIC, who achieved an MSS of 429.7.
  • The average Australian NMS in Persuasive Writing was 95.0. NSW, VIC & ACT were above this average. Conversely, the NT is significantly below with only 68.5% of students achieving above the NMS.
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NAPLAN-Literacy-Year-52008 – 2013:

There was a significant increase in the results achieved by Year 5 students undertaking the Literacy components between the period of 2008 and 2013.

    Reading

  • The Reading section experienced a significant rise in MSS from 484.4 to 502.2.
  • The number of students achieving above the NMS went from 91% in 2008 to 96.2% in 2013. This 5.2% rise is statistically significant as it shows that Year 5 students across all states/territories have developed their reading skills.
  • Similar to the Year 3 Reading section, the two states achieving the highest participation levels are NSW (97.6%) and TAS (96.4%). Overall, the average Australian participation levels have declined by 1% from 96.8% in 2008 to 95.8% in 2013.
  • Grammar & Punctuation

  • The Australian average MSS has fluctuated between 2008 and 2013, with a slight decline in achievement in 2012. QLD achieved the greatest rise in MSS from 476.6 to 494.8. TAS and VIC were the only two states who experienced a slight decrease in their MSS during this period.
  • The Australian average NMS has risen from 91.9% to 94.8%. In 2013, VIC, NSW and ACT are above the average NMS. Conversely, the NT is significantly below at 66.3%, although, this territory has experienced a rise in NMS from 61.5% in 2008.
  • Spelling

  • The Australian average achievement in MSS has increased between 2008 and 2013. Therefore, Year 5 students in 2013 are performing better than those students in 2008 in the Spelling component. QLD & WA have experienced the greatest rise in MMS, as shown on the graph. NSW and VIC are the highest performing states, in comparison to the NT where students are under performing.
  • The average number of students achieving above the NMS nationwide has also risen from 91.7% to 93.1%. In 2013, all states/territories, except for the NT (63.7%), are achieving above 90% in their average NMS.
  • Persuasive Writing (2011 – 2013)

  • The Australian MSS in 2011 was 482.6, which has declined to 477.8 in 2013. In this period, all states/territories experienced a drop in their MSS.
  • The Australian average number of students performing at or above the NMS has also declined from 92.5 in 2011 to in 91.7 2013. The majority of states, excluding the ACT and WA, experienced a marginal decrease in the average number of students achieving at or above the NMS in this period. The NT at 59.4 has the lowest number of students achieving at or above the NMS.
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NAPLAN-Literacy-Year-72008 – 2013:

    Reading

  • The MSS rose between 2008 and 2013, although as shown on the graph, there is a marginal decline in the 2013 MSS results from those achieved in 2012. The ACT is the highest achieving state in 2013 with a MSS of 561, which is significantly higher than other states, with VIC being the closest follower at 546.8.
  • Interestingly, the Australian NMS has remained consistent, where that average number of students achieving at or above the NMS in 2008 and 2013 is 94.2%. NSW, VIC, ACT & NT all experienced a marginal decrease in the NMS achieved between 2008 and 2013. Comparatively, QLD, WA, SA & TAS experienced an increased the NMS achieved in this period.
  • There has been a steady decrease in the percentage of students nationwide participating in the Reading section from 96.3% in 2008 to 95.5% in 2013.
  • Grammar & Punctuation

  • There was a significant rise in the Australian MSS between 2008 and 2012 but a decline in results achieved in 2013. This decline is reflective of all states/territories experiencing a decline in their average MSS between 2012 and 2013. TAS average achievement declined significantly from 537.2 in 2012 to 520.8 2013 compared to the decrease experienced by other jurisdictions.
  • The percentage of Year 7 students nationwide achieving at or above the NMS dropped by 1% from 91.6% to 90.6%. Interestingly, the Australian NMS rose to 95.1% in 2012. In this section the NT is under performing with only 58% of students achieving at or above the NMS.
  • Spelling

  • The Australian MSS steadily increased between 2008 and 2013, as shown on the graph. There were no states/territories that experienced a decline in MSS between 2008 and 2013. The rise achieved by QLD and WA was significantly higher compared to other jurisdictions.
  • The Australian NMS of Year 7 students achieving at or above the NMS has increased from 92.5% to 93.6%. All states/territories, except for the NT (64.3%), are achieving an NMS above 90%.
  • Persuasive Writing (2011 – 2013)

  • The Australian average MSS has reduced from 529.1 to 516.9. All states/territories experienced a decline in their MSS during this period. QLD experienced the greatest decline from 532.9 to 514.8 in comparison to other jurisdictions.
  • The Australian average NMS achieved by states was 91.1% in 2011 and dropped to 89.3% 2013. Only VIC (91.3%) and ACT (90.8%) are achieving above 90% NMS. TAS (86.6%) and NT (55.4%) have the lowest percentage of students achieving at or above the NMS.
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NAPLAN-Year-9-Literacy2008 – 2013:

    Reading

  • The Australian MSS increased from 578 in 2008 to 580.4 in 2013. Over this period, the ACT maintained its position as the highest performing state in this section.
  • From 2008 to 2013 the Australian average NMS also rose from 92.9% to 93.4%. Interestingly, TAS, ACT, NT, VIC and NSW all experienced a marginal decline in the percentage of students achieving at or above the NMS during this time. NT at 69.5% has the lowest percentage of students achieving the NMS.
  • Participation level in the Reading component has decreased from 93.5% in 2008 to 92.1% in 2013. The ACT, TAS, SA & QLD are all marginally below the Australian average. The NT is significantly below with participation levels in 2013 of 80.5%
  • Grammar & Punctuation

  • There has been an increase in the Australian MSS from 569.1 in 2008 to 572.9 in 2013. In this period, most states experienced a marginal rise in their MSS result, except for the NT where the results declined from 499.6 to 493.6. Therefore, the NT is the under performing state in this category.
  • The nationwide average of the number of students achieving at or above the NMS has decreased from 89.9% to 88.1%. From 2008 to 2013, all states/territories have experienced no change or a marginal decline in the percentage of students achieving the NMS.
  • Spelling

  • The average Australian MSS has risen from 576.9 to 582.7 in this period. In 2013, NSW was the highest performing state, achieving an MSS of 591.1 followed by the ACT (589).
  • The Spelling section experienced a nationwide rise of 2.3% in NMS from 89.8% to 92.1%. All states achieved above 90%, excluding TAS (87.4%) & NT (67.2%). WA, SA & QLD experienced a significant rise of approximately 3% in the number of students achieving at or above the NMS from 2008 to 2013 compared to a marginal increase of other jurisdictions.
  • Persuasive Writing (2011 – 2013)

  • The Australian MSS has significantly declined from 565.9 to 553.9 over this period. In 2013, the ACT (569) achieved the highest MSS whereas VIC (578.5) had achieved the top MSS in 2011.
  • The average Australian NMS in Persuasive Writing has decreased from 84.8% to 82.6%. In 2013, no states/territories are achieving a NMS at or above 90%. The ACT had 86.1% of students at or above the NMS. In comparison, to 53.9% of students in the NT. TAS also underperformed in this section with 78.2% of students at or above the NMS.

yr9 results 08-13

 

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