Distribution of high achieving students on NAPLAN across schools: Implications for policy and teacher training

Simone Zmood

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    Abstract

    Concern is often raised about the performance of Australia’s ‘best’ mathematics students on international studies, relative to past students and other countries. An important consideration in developing strategies to ensure our most proficient mathematics students experience learning growth is an understanding of the distribution and concentration of high achieving students across schools, with subsequent implications for policy and teacher training. In this paper, student performance on the Numeracy test from the NAPLAN assessment is explored by grouping and comparing students at different levels of performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOpening up mathematics education research
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    EditorsBruce White, Mohan Chinnappan, Sven Trenholm
    Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Pages648-655
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781920846299
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016 - Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 3 Jul 20167 Jul 2016
    Conference number: 39th
    https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2016_MERGA_Conference_Proceedings.aspx (Proceedings)

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016
    Abbreviated titleMERGA 2016
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period3/07/167/07/16
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