During Term 2 students in Years 7 and 9 completed the National Assessment Program of Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and results were sent to St Dominic’s at the end of Term 3. NAPLAN is one of several data sources that St Dominic’s College uses to collate data regarding student performance and improvement in the areas of literacy, especially reading and writing, and numeracy. NAPLAN data is utilised to prioritise and structure school wide initiatives and to monitor individual and whole cohort performance over time.
The 2018 results have demonstrated the significant growth in various aspects of literacy and numeracy as well as challenges that need to be addressed in the college’s strategic planning. Since 2014 St Dominic’s College has seen a significant improvement in individual student growth in the areas of reading, writing and numeracy.
2018 results have indicated the following:
49.8% of students demonstrated at or above expected growth for Reading.
47.1% of students demonstrated at or above expected growth for Writing.
63.8% of students demonstrated at or above expected growth for Numeracy.
80% of students received higher than a Band 6 for reading.
55% of students received higher than a Band 6 for Writing.
88% of students received higher than a Band 6 for Numeracy.
73.2% of Year 9 students demonstrated that they were at or above expected growth for reading.
57% of Year 9 students demonstrated that they were at or above expected growth for writing.
70% of Year 9 students demonstrated that they were at or above expected growth for numeracy.
Year 9 students obtained higher than the state average for expected growth for each domain.
Trends over the past five years for Year 9:
14% increase of students achieving at or above a Band 8 for Reading.
50% decline in the number of students in the lowest two bands for Reading.
45 – 50% decline in the number of students in the lowest two bands for Writing.
10% growth of students above a Band 8 in Numeracy.
60% decline in the number of students in the lowest two bands for numeracy.
The College is extremely pleased with the 2018 NAPLAN results however we acknowledge that ongoing investment in literacy and numeracy is necessary for students to reach their highest potential. We congratulate all students on their performance in this years NAPLAN.
Reading and Comprehension
All students’ Reading and Comprehension (PAT-R) Test results were mailed home with their Term 3 Interim reports. It was fantastic to meet with so many parents to discuss their son’s results at our workshops conducted October 23.
Year 11 Parent and Teacher Evening
This event is scheduled on Wednesday 7th November.
Parent Bookings close at 3pm on Tuesday 6th November.
Yearly Assessments – Parent Advice
As we move towards the end of our courses it is timely to remind your son that his end of year assessments cover the entire course and study is a key factor to success. This year we have supplied students with a number of study strategies via our Elevate subscription. We encourage you to remind your son to use Elevate.
2018 HSC Examinations and Results
13th December – HSC Results will be made available to all Year 12 students via Students Online.
Mobile Devices at St Dominic’s
With a number of media outlets raising questions around the impact of technology (especially mobile phones) in schools.
To learn more about our College environment and what is provided for you son read more here.
Mr P. Gorton
Mr D. Sheil
Ms M. Day