Tuesday, 24 October 2017
READERS... Wallaroo Mines Primary School students Mikaela Ivens, Hugh Price and Madison Flowers brush up on their reading skills. South Australian year 3, 5 and 7 students improved their mean reading NAPLAN score by 0.36 of a per cent according to preliminary data. READERS... Wallaroo Mines Primary School students Mikaela Ivens, Hugh Price and Madison Flowers brush up on their reading skills. South Australian year 3, 5 and 7 students improved their mean reading NAPLAN score by 0.36 of a per cent according to preliminary data.

Preliminary NAPLAN concerns

THE state government is directing more funds to primary school literacy and numeracy, as concerns have been raised about the preliminary results from this year’s NAPLAN tests.

Public schools in need of a literacy and numeracy boost will now share $67.5million of state government funds as part of a four-year Literacy and Numeracy First plan.

Sites not achieving standards or growth will receive funds specifically for strategies to lift student achievement.

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