Annually the Government conducts the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) – which assesses Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 across Australia. The NAPLAN maps each student’s outcomes onto a ten-band continuum, and results are reported against national minimum standards which are Year 3 Band 2, Year 5 Band 4, Year 7 Band 5 and Year 9 Band 6.
Students recently received their NAPLAN results for 2019. Once again, these results were consistently high across the year levels. We certainly appreciate each student’s hard work and effort in delivering their best on the day under these test conditions. The tests provide parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the time of the tests. They are just one aspect of a school’s assessment process and by no means replace the ongoing formative and summative feedback and assessment cycle made by teachers within the classroom for student learning growth and progress.
The following table reflects Kilvington’s summary report at Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 for each of the areas tested for NAPLAN 2019: Reading, Writing, Language Conventions – Spelling, Language Conventions – Grammar and Punctuation, and Numeracy.
Congratulations to our Class of 2018 VCE for your outstanding results.
- 11% of our students were in the top 3% of the State (achieving an ATAR of 97 plus).
- 25% of our students were in the top 5% of the State (achieving an ATAR of 95 plus).
- 44% were in the top 10% of the State (achieving an ATAR of 90 plus).
- 50% were in the top 12% of the State (achieving an ATAR of 88 plus).
- 78% were in the top 25% of the State (achieving an ATAR of 75 plus).
- The median study score was 35.
Congratulations to Aidan McShane, our Co- Vice-Captain, who achieved a score of 99.55, our first male Dux in the history of the School.
Perfect scores were achieved in English, Further Mathematics and Physical Education.
Our students have worked incredibly hard to achieve these outstanding results, and I congratulate your commitment to academic excellence through effort, collaboration and resilience. I would also like to congratulate our staff and parents for the support you have provided.
I am particularly proud of the respectful, conscientious and mature young people graduating at the end of 2018. While the ATAR is an important measure, I remind each of you that you are of infinite value, and I thank you for your important contribution to Kilvington.
All the very best in your future endeavours and hope you will visit us often as a member of our Alumni.
VCE and IB (International Baccalaureate)
While we do not offer the IB program at Kilvington, students can still qualify for the VCE-Baccalaureate based on their VCE results.
The eligibility requirements to receive the VCE-Baccalaureate are as follows:-
- a Units 3 and 4 sequence in English or Literature with a study score of 30 or above; or a Units 3 and 4 sequence in EAL with a study score of 33 or above, plus
- a Units 3 and 4 sequence in either Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics, plus
- a Units 3 and 4 sequence in a VCE Language, and
- at least two other Units 3 and 4 sequences.
In 2018, 16 of our students qualified for a VCE-Baccalaureate – 22% of the Year 12 cohort.
The Kilvington VCE Mathematics program has grown from strength to strength over the past five years due to the expansion of the Maths VCE teaching team and adding even more rigour to the Maths curriculum.