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The College’s Year 7 and 9 students performed very well in this year’s NAPLAN tests. It was these students who two years ago did not sit NAPLAN due to the initial Covid-19 outbreak thwarting the safe delivery of the nation-wide tests. This has meant that gaining a meaningful measure of student growth has been made difficult for these students. However, compared to Saint Ignatius’ past results, the 300 or so students tested appeared to be well on par with previous performance, with our Year 9 literacy results being the strongest in the last few years. In addition, our comparison to the national average is very favorable, with over 80% of Ignatian students achieving higher than the national average in almost all test domains!

The NAPLAN tests are now more interactive. Not all students sit the same test: rather, the questions that a student progressively answers through the tests alter depending on how well they have answered previous questions, allowing a more fine-tuned gauge of student ability across the spectrum to be made. In 2023 NAPLAN tests will move from Term 2 to Week 7 of Term 1.

Anthony Wentzel
Prefect of Studies-Middle Years

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Comparison of 2022 Saint Ignatius’ College Year 7 students’ NAPLAN scaled scores with national averages across all test domains.

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Comparison of 2022 Saint Ignatius’ College Year 9 students’ NAPLAN scaled scores with national averages across all test domains.

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