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NAPLAN most improved on the Central Coast

By December 2, 2022 No Comments
On Monday afternoon, Central Coast Advocate interviewed our College Principal, Adam Murdoch, for an article entitled “NAPLAN: Central Coast schools that have improved the most in five years.”
Our NAPLAN growth over the last five years is the highest of all Central Coast secondary schools. We are very proud of our students and grateful for the hard work of our teachers, which has led to this improvement.
Here are some extracts from the article:
“Meanwhile, St Brigid’s Catholic College in Lake Munmorah recorded the biggest improvement for a secondary school with average year 9 NAPLAN results increasing by 3.23 per cent over the past five years of NAPLAN.
St Brigid’s Catholic College Principal Adam Murdoch said anecdotally the Lake Munmorah school knew literacy was an area where it could significantly improve.
“Using a range of data sources, including NAPLAN, we validated the key areas of literacy we wanted to focus on,” he said.
“The growth is a result of clearly and honestly naming the area of improvement with the whole school community and working together toward the desired improvement. This transparency was significant and created buy-in, and accountability.”
As a result, Mr Murdoch said the school implemented dedicated literacy lessons in Years 7 to 10.
“It was important that our strategies were data driven, and measured for effectiveness,” he said.”
Congratulations to our College community.

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