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Achieving growth in NAPLAN: characteristics of successful schools

conference contribution
posted on 2016-11-27, 00:00 authored by T Muir, S Livy, Sandra Herbert, R Callingham
Since 2008, Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 have been assessed through the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). In 2015, the Office of the Chief Scientist commissioned a study into the processes used by schools that demonstrated successful outcomes in NAPLAN numeracy. A team of researchers across Australia conducted a total of 55 case studies in order to identify practices and policies that were consistent between successful schools. Data were gathered through surveys, classroom observations and interviews conducted with school leaders, teachers, students, and parents. Overall findings indicated there were a number of characteristics that were common to schools who achieved sustained growth in NAPLAN results. These characteristics included the development and implementation of policies that specifically supported numeracy learning and teaching, use of a variety of data sources to develop and refine mathematics teaching programs, team planning, strong numeracy leadership and a consistent school approach to teaching mathematics. This paper presents the findings from three case study schools as illustrative examples of how the identified characteristics were enacted in practice. The study has particular implications for policy makers and school leaders who may be seeking ways to develop consistent and effective mathematical practices in their own schools.

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Event

ustralian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2016 : Melbourne, Vic.)

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1 - 12

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AARE

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Place of publication

[Melbourne, Vic.]

Start date

2016-11-27

End date

2016-12-01

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2016, The Authors

Editor/Contributor(s)

M Baguley

Title of proceedings

AARE 2016: Proceedings of the Conference for the Australian Association for Research in Education : Transforming Education Research

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