Leading the Nation?

The NAPLAN performance of the ACT’s high socio-economic schools
by Amy Constable and Andrew Macintosh

The Australia Institute released a report today that exposes the systemic failure of the ACT’s primary education system and offers recommendations on how to rejuvenate the sector.

The Australia Institute report, released today compared the NAPLAN results of twenty-four high socio-economic primary schools in the ACT between 2008 and 2016 and found the government schools had underperformed throughout the period, a result consistent with the findings from the recent ACT Auditor-General’s report.

The report also found there has been a deterioration in the relative performance of both government and non-government schools in recent years.

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