Western Australia Top schools NAPLAN results revealed 2022. Western Australia’s high-achieving NAPLAN schools have been revealed, with government schools forming the majority of the top-performing.
Parents can view their child’s school results from 2022 on the My School website, after the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority released four years of data on Wednesday.
Western Australia, covering the entire western third of the country, is made up mostly of the arid Outback. Its population is concentrated in its fertile southwest corner, home to the Margaret River wine region and the riverside capital, Perth. In the far north, the Kimberley region is home to ancient Aboriginal rock art, the Bungle Bungle sandstone domes and Broome, with Cable Beach camels and a pearling industry
Western Australia Top schools NAPLAN results revealed 2022
The students at high-achieving schools showed above-average literacy and numeracy results compared with pupils of similar socio-educational backgrounds.
Caladenia Primary School in Canning Vale and Ballajura Primary are two of the schools at the top of the list, performing ‘well above’ the average across all subjects for their Year 3 and 5 scores.
The majority of students at the school have a language background other than English – a trend that followed many of the top-performing schools, including the state’s Islamic Colleges.
Bunbury Senior High School was one regional school which excelled, performing ‘above’ the average in all subject areas.
The results were similar to those achieved by students at academically selective school, Perth Modern.
Centre for Independent Studies education program director Glenn Fahey said it was not surprising government schools filled most places on the list.
He said state schools routinely performed as well as, or better than, non-government schools on standardised tests.
“At a macro level, one of the unspoken findings in the data year-on-year is that … government schools do hold their own on average,” he said.
“State schools do really well and unfortunately that gets sometimes buried in simplistic analysis. But when you compare similarly advantaged schools, I think public schools on the whole can be really proud of their efforts.”
Authority Chief Executive David de Carvalho said for a second year in a row, the national results had defied predictions of drastic falls in performance related to COVID.
“[My School is] an important resource for parents to make informed decisions about their children’s schooling … it gives parents and carers information on student and teacher numbers, attendance rates, income and expenditure, and NAPLAN results,” he said.
“It also provides teachers with important insights into school performance, supporting and driving improvements across the nation.”
This year’s NAPLAN tests are being held earlier in the year, from mid-March, to give teachers more time to act on students’ strengths and weaknesses.
Earlier this month, education ministers agreed to creating new NAPLAN proficiency levels, meaning results from this year will be reported in four levels rather than 10 bands.