Student gain shows the average change in results for students who have taken consecutive NAPLAN tests at the same school. This is measured by identifying those students who undertook NAPLAN tests either in both years (for example, in Year 3 in 2015 and in Year 5 in 2017) at the same school. No other students are included in this calculation.
Student gain is a way to measure the impact the school has had on student progress. That is, when the background of students is similar across schools, it is more likely that any differences in gain made by schools are related to the teaching and learning capabilities of the school.
2018 was the first year of transition to NAPLAN Online. The NAPLAN Online logo and a dotted line is shown for those schools that participated in NAPLAN Online in 2018.
|Average or median achievement of students in the selected school and margin of error at 90% level of confidence|
|Average or median achievement of students in schools with similar students and margin of error at 90% level of confidence|
|Average or median achievement of students with the same starting score|
|Average or median achievement of students in all Australian schools|
|Dotted line represents the transition from paper to online|
Please note: narrative writing will only appear for 2008–2010, and writing will only appear from 2011–2013 onward.