NAPLAN 2021

St Finbarr's NAPLAN results have now been published and students in Year 3 and 5 will receive their individual reports today.  As a school our results across the year levels, in literacy and numeracy, are similar to previous years.

This was the first year all students in Brisbane Catholic Education schools have completed NAPLAN online and the third year that St Finbarr's have completed it online.  NAPLAN online was a tailored test that adapted to student responses, presenting students with questions that may be more or less difficult – resulting in better assessment and more precise results. 

For this reason, the data collected from NAPLAN 2021 provides St Finbarr's with important baseline information to better understand the strengths and opportunities for growth of our students and to evaluate school programs to ensure they are best meeting our students’ needs.

St Finbarr's results reflect students in Year 3 and 5 are all at or above the national minimum standard in all areas of literacy and numeracy.

As a school:

  • All students are well a​bove the Australian National Average in all subject areas
  • All students are well above the Brisbane Catholic Education average in all subject areas

In Year 3:

In Year 3 the minimum standard is a band 2, therefore if students are working in bands 3 or above they are above the minimum standard. They do not report above a band 6 in Year 3. Please see graph.

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  • Our Year 3 average is three bands above the national minimum standard
  • In Reading 46% of our students are 4 or more bands above the minimum standard
  • In Grammar and Punctuation 43.5% of our students are 4 or more bands above the minimum standard
  • In Writing 30.7% of our students are 4 or more bands above the minimum standard
  • In Spelling 25.6% of our students are 4 or more bands above the minimum standard and 56% are 3 or more bands above
  • In Numeracy 53% of our students are 3 or more bands above the minimum standard
  • Our overall performance has improved in Writing which has been a priority over the last two years

In Year 5:

In Year 5 students the minimum standard is a band four, therefore students working in bands 5 and above are working above the national minimum standard. They only report up to a band 8 in Year 5.

  • The average is 2 bands above the minimum standard in Writing, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
  • The average is 3 bands above the minimum standard in Reading and Numeracy, with all of our students at least 3 bands above for Reading.
  • All students are at least 1 band above the minimum standard in all areas, no students are at the minimum standard.
  • In Reading 69% of our students are in Band 7 and 8 which is at 3 or more bands above the minimum standard
  • In Numeracy 53% of our students are in Band 7 and 8 which is at 3 or more bands above the minimum standard.
  • In Spelling and Grammar and Punctuation 46% of our students are in Band 7 and 8 which is at 3 or more bands above the minimum standard.
  • In Writing 30.7% of our students are in Band 7 and 8 which is at 3 or more bands above the minimum standard.
  • Our overall performance has improved in Reading, with similar results in Numeracy and Writing from previous years.
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