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High-Gain Schools Can Help Drive Student Performance

Wednesday, March 08, 2017, by John O'Brien,
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The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed today’s update of the My School website, saying the identification of schools where students have experienced significant gain in literacy and numeracy can serve to support students in other schools to lift student performance.

NCEC acting executive director Danielle Cronin said while NAPLAN is a test that provides only a snapshot of a student’s learning, it is the most nationally consistent measure currently available to assess how students are performing in their formative years. She said NAPLAN testing should be kept in context, explaining that Catholic schools see it as one measure among many as part of a holistic approach to educating a child academically, socially, morally, physically and spiritually.

Click here to download the NCEC’s media release from Gavin Abraham, NCEC Communication Manager.


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