A chunk of kids at your school need extra attention - otherwise how do you explain that results for year 3 are in the red?
Why is it in the red in year 3? Maybe parents take their children out for extended lengths of time to visit their home country (this is a common occurrence). Next year I will be going to Ireland in the middle of term 2 for an extended family holiday because my husband's brother is getting married. I said earlier that my son had only 15 in his class because 3 of his classmates have gone to their home countries for an extended holiday.
But I don't care about that. The red is not important to me. The red or green or white is totally insignificant.
Not sure if you read this before but it discusses cheating in NAPLAN snd schools asking parents to keep their "below average" child at home.
That's the whole point I made at the beginning. Parents will choose a school based on a green and red line and nothing else. I rest my case.
Not all parents BRV.
That being said if by some miracle I was able to ascertain that 2 different schools were exactly the same in terms of all the non-Naplan aspects (difficult, perhaps impossible), I make no apology for saying that I would choose the school in which the children obtained better Naplan results. Parents wanting better for their kids is nothing to be ashamed of.
Last edited by VicPark; 16-09-2016 at 22:53.
But I'm not here to convince you to send your child to my school or my children's school or any other school that may be in the red. I'm just trying to explain that a red mark is not the be all and end all and certainly not an indication of how YOUR child will achieve at NAPLAN. After all, what do we want from an education?
Here's the school I work at...
I would send my children here no hesitation if I lived closer and worked full time because I know how amazing my colleagues are yet people would turn their noses up at the red lines here as well.
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