Caloundra State School Rocks NAPLAN 2014
Results are in and they are impressive! Every year level, in every area tested, achieved at or above National Minimum Standards (NMS). With; 72% tested year 3 students, 59% tested year 5 students and 63% tested year 7 students, achieving in the upper two bands in one or more areas. In addition, 14 students across the school achieved the top band in 3 or more areas.
With an already well-established program for students with learning difficulties, Caloundra State School introduced its ‘Caloundra Enrichment and Extension Program’ (CEEP) in 2013 for academically talented students from Prep to Year 7, along with a targeted literacy support program giving all students access to twice weekly small group literacy sessions run by highly qualified and passionate staff. Quality and consistency in our classrooms has led to greatly improved literacy data across the school, demonstrated further in 2014 NAPLAN data.
2014, saw CEEP extended to offer students in years 2-7 access to a before school extension maths program and students in year 4 and 5 having the opportunity to participate in online maths classes targeting the mathematical elite. Both programs, along with a strong focus on quality classroom teaching, have been the backbone of a rapid improvement in maths evidenced by better NAPLAN outcomes and improved in class assessments.
Staff at Caloundra State School are also celebrating:
· 100% year 3 students achieving at or above the NMS in Numeracy
· 100% year 5 students achieving at or above the NMS in Reading and Spelling
· 100% year 7 students achieving at or above the NMS in Reading and Numeracy
· Improvement in number of students achieving in the upper two bands; 79 students in 2013 to 105 students in 2014
This small school, with a big heart is definitely making a difference!