The latest NAPLAN results, released this week, show Victorian students are performing better than other states.
The annual NAPLAN tests assess Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students' skills in reading, writing, language and numeracy. After a decade of little change in performance, Victoria has seen steady growth since 2015 and significant improvement in a number of areas.
Victorian students achieved the State’s best NAPLAN results ever in reading and numeracy in both primary and secondary schools. Our primary students are leading the nation, with students in Years 3 and 5 leading in five out of the ten NAPLAN testing areas.
Secondary students also saw improvements, with Victoria’s Year 7 students the first or second best performing in reading, numeracy, writing and spelling. Writing results have fallen across Australia, but Victoria still leads the nation in most year levels.
State Minister for Education James Merlino said the results show that Victoria's huge investment in the “Education State” is paying off.
He also pointed out that “special thanks should go to our wonderful principals, teachers and support staff who work hard each and every day to give our kids every opportunity to a great education”.