Sunshine Coast's most improved NAPLAN schools revealed
THE top performing primary school students in Sunshine Coast have been revealed after a major analysis of 2018 NAPLAN scores.
The detailed analysis of results across Queensland found Year 5 students at Beerwah State School improved their NAPLAN scores more than any other cohort in the Sunshine Coast region.
To find how each cohort improved the school's average NAPLAN score was compared to the state's average score for 2016 Year 3 and 2018 Year 5.
Students at Beerwah State School improved their average scores 34.6 points from Year 3 to Year 5, the biggest improvement in Sunshine Coast.
The second most improved school was Chancellor State College where average scores improved 31.0 points from Year 3 to Year 5.
Across Queensland the most improved school was Lowood State School where the Year 5 cohort improved the average NAPLAN score by 76 points compared to their 2016 results.
The NAPLAN test remains controversial among educators and parents with concerns it does not fully capture everything a student learns at school.
A Queensland Government response to an independent review of the test stated NAPLAN remained important to maintain school accountability.
At the time Queensland education minister Grace Grace called for a nation-wide review of the test.
But the test is seen as an important way to view a school cohort at one moment in time and schools use the results to improve teaching.
Sunshine Coast's most improved schools
Beerwah State School: 34.6 point increase
Chancellor State College: 31.0 point increase
Beerburrum State School: 30.2 point increase
St Joseph's Primary School: 27.8 point increase
Caloundra Christian College: 27.0 point increase
Montessori International College: 26.6 point increase
Yandina State School: 26.0 point increase
Nambour State College: 23.8 point increase
Landsborough State School: 23.6 point increase
Maleny State School: 21.0 point increase