2010 Yangan State School students (from left) Tom Mikkelsen, Emily Lawrence, Zac Locke and Eliza Hoffman.
2010 Yangan State School students (from left) Tom Mikkelsen, Emily Lawrence, Zac Locke and Eliza Hoffman. Casandra Garvey

Yangan shines on report card

YANGAN students have gone to the top of the class after ranking among the 20 highest performing state schools.

The ground-breaking audits were carried out at all 1258 Queensland state schools during 2010 and 2011 and the results were released at the weekend.

Schools were graded with outstanding, high, medium or low marks.

Yangan SS scored two outstandings and six highs in their results.

The school's highest marks were in the criteria related to data analysis and learning culture.

Other areas in the audit were improvement agenda, targeted use of resources, teaching team, systematic curriculum delivery, differentiated classroom learning and effective teaching practices.

Glen Aplin State School was ranked in the top 20 most improved schools.

Minister for Education Cameron Dick said the aim of the audits was to look at how schools manage aspects of their work and what can be done to improve practices and boost student outcomes.

The Queensland Teachers' Union has condemned the release of the data, which it fears could be misleading and has threatened to strike.


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