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NAPLAN 2021 final report shows no impact from COVID, as achievement gaps remain

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
Updated December 14 2021 - 9:14pm, first published 2:00pm
NAPLAN 2021 data showed COVID-19 had little impact on scores, but large gaps remained between some groups of students. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The pandemic had little effect on the achievement of students in national literacy and numeracy but Indigenous students and those in rural or regional areas were lagging years behind in their learning, new NAPLAN analysis has revealed.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

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