When NAPLAN data is used to identify student needs within the curriculum it becomes a valuable & actionable source of data for teachers. Viewing and acting on NAPLAN data through the lens of the curriculum provides better learning outcomes than teaching directly to NAPLAN.
We will explore the extensive NAPLAN writing data available from the VCAA portal to clarify the type of data that NAPLAN provides and how school leaders and teaching staff can best use it.
NAPLAN data is a valuable resource for schools, but it’s often underutilised. We will clearly demonstrate how to take full advantage of the valuable data available for writing that goes beyond just teaching to NAPLAN criteria.
We will illustrate, with examples, how to identify individual student needs from NAPLAN data and link these to the curriculum. When implemented successfully, this results in students consistently achieving expected learning growth, as reflected in both annual reporting and 2-year NAPLAN assessments. This approach helps schools set realistic and attainable AIP writing goals.