State's NAPLAN results again poor

Tasmanian school children have again performed poorly in the latest round of NAPLAN testing.

Preliminary results released this morning show that Tasmanian primary and secondary age pupils and students ranked second last in 11 of the 20 testing areas of reading, persuasive writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy across the four year groups of grades 3, 5, 7 and 9.

All results except year seven reading were below the national standard.

PRELIMINARY RESULTS

YEAR THREE  (* At or above the NMS)

Reading - sixth ahead of NT and WA

Persuasive writing - fourth ahead of Qld, WA, SA, NT

Spelling - seventh ahead of NT

Grammar and punctuation - equal second last with WA, ahead of NT

Numeracy - fifth ahead of WA, SA and NT

YEAR FIVE

Reading - seventh ahead of NT

Persuasive writing - fifth ahead of Qld, SA and NT

Spelling - seventh ahead of NT

Grammar and punctuation - seventh ahead of NT

Numeracy - fifth ahead of WA, SA and NT

YEAR SEVEN

Reading - sixth ahead Qld and NT

Persuasive writing - sixth ahead Qld and NT

Spelling - seventh ahead of NT

Grammar and punctuation - seventh ahead of NT

Numeracy - equal seconast last with SA, ahead of NT

YEAR NINE

Reading - sixth ahead of SA and NT

Persuasive writing - seventh ahead of NT

Spelling - seventh ahead of NT

Grammar and punctuation - seventh ahead of NT

Numeracy - sixth ahead of SA and NT

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