RESULTS: How South Burnett students performed in the 2018 NAPLAN.
RESULTS: How South Burnett students performed in the 2018 NAPLAN. Maddelin McCosker

NAPLAN: Find out which South Burnett schools underperformed

FIVE South Burnett schools scored well below the national average in every category in the 2018 NAPLAN, across every eligible year level.

This is according to results released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority for NAPLAN, which tests reading, writing, spelling, numeracy and grammar and punctuation in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students.

Wondai State School, St Patrick's Primary School Nanango, Murgon State High School, St Joeseph's Catholic Primary School in Murgon and Cherbourg State School scored well below the average in every category in comparison to all Australian students.

The best performing school in the South Burnett region on a national level was St John's Lutheran School in Kingaroy.

The school's Year 9 students were the top-performing, scoring above-average results in reading, spelling, and grammar and punctuation.

The Year 5 and 7 students performed close to average in every category, and the Year 3 students scored close to average in every category apart from writing where they were below average.

Cloyna State School was the best performing small school scoring substantially above average in every category.

Year 5 students from Kingaroy State School scored below average for numeracy, and Year 3 and 5 students scored substantially above average in every other category.

At Kingaroy State High School, students scored below average in every category except for Year 9 students who performed substantially below average in writing.

Nanango State High School students performed below average in every category apart from Year 7 students who performed substantially below average in numeracy.

Nanango State School students finished below average in every category apart from Year 3 students who performed substantially below average in writing.

Taabinga State School scored substantially below average in every category, apart from Year 5 spelling and numeracy which was below average.

When comparing to schools with similar students, Cherbourg State School's Year 3 cohort performed substantially above average in reading, writing and grammar and punctuation.

Murgon State School students also scored higher results than students from similar schools, with the Year 5 students scoring substantially above average for reading and grammar and punctuation.

Moffatdale State School performed substantially below average in every category.
Students from Windera State School performed close to average in writing and spelling and below average in reading, grammar and punctuation and numeracy.
Year 5 students at Wheatlands State School performed substantially above in reading, spelling, grammar and numeracy and above average for writing while Year 3 students scored below average for reading, writing and grammar and close to average for spelling and numeracy.

Year 3 students at Crawford State School scored below average for ready and numeracy and close to average for the other categories.

There were mixed results from Tingoora State School with Year 5 students scoring above average for grammar, substantially below average for writing and close to average for spelling.
Year 3 students at Wooroolin State School scored the lowest level in spelling, grammar and numeracy and below average for the remaining categories.
At Kumbia State School the Year 5 students performed close to average for reading, writing and spelling and below average for grammar and punctuation and numberacy.

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