The first National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), tests were conducted on 13, 14 and 15 May 2008.
These tests were the first common national tests to be undertaken by all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. They replaced the former state based tests and assess student performance in the areas of literacy (including reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar) and numeracy (number, measurement, change and data, space, working mathematically, algebra function and pattern).
The national testing program will provide student performance information to students, teachers, parent/carers and school communities about how students are performing against the national benchmarks for literacy and numeracy. The results will provide a measure of how Australian schools and students are performing in the areas of reading, writing, spelling and numeracy.
Specifically the reporting will be used for:
- Individual student reports to parents
- School reporting to their communities, and
- Aggregate reporting against national standards.
If parents/carers would like to know more about the testing you can get information by going to the NAPLAN website.