Schools should not be measured solely on the result of NAPLAN testing.
Much of what schools do including student wellbeing and care, enriching learning opportunities through co-curricular programs, formation of values and the creation of community – cannot be quantified.
As Lance Holt School is a small school with a very small cohort in each year, our results can vary widely from year to year so comparisons can be difficult. All of our students are encouraged to sit the NAPLAN assessment, even those with learning difficulties, therefore one cohort of students may perform very differently from another.
It should be noted that parents of our school community are highly engaged in learning, both their own and their child’s. Many of our parents have tertiary qualifications and as such our ICSEA score is very high. This ICSEA score places our school in the top band of schools in Australia for NAPLAN comparison.
When looking at the student performance for Lance Holt School in NAPLAN it is important to look at both the ‘Schools with similar students’ and ‘All Australian students’. Click on Compare to All Australian students.