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NAPLAN - Literacy & Numeracy

NAPLAN - Literacy & Numeracy

What is NAPLAN?

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9 and is the only nationwide assessment that all Australian children undertake.

NAPLAN assesses the literacy and numeracy skills that students are learning through the school curriculum allowing parents/carers to see progress against national standards and over time.

The results from NAPLAN provide schools, education authorities and governments with information about how education programs are working and whether young Australians are achieving important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy.

When is NAPLAN?

NAPLAN takes place in Term 1, allowing for results to be distributed earlier and to inform teaching within the current school year.  Test dates are provided to parents early in Term 1.

How can I support my child?

Our teachers explicitly teach all content to allow our students to be successful in NAPLAN. The NAPLAN Public Demonstration Site assists families with using the online tools correctly. (Your child will sit a practice test before the test schedule in class so that they can understand the NAPLAN experience.)

Participation in NAPLAN

All students in Year 3 and Year 5 have the opportunity to participate in these tests. Adjustments are available for students with disabilities or diverse learning needs. Parents can withdraw their child/children from participating in NAPLAN tests.