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Naplan 9-11 May

28/04/2017
 

The National Assessment Program–Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Students will participate in tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. 

NAPLAN tests provide parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the time of the tests and they also provide schools, states and territories with information about how education programs are working and what areas need to be prioritised for improvement. These tests are one aspect of a school’s assessment and reporting process and do not replace the extensive ongoing assessments made by teachers about each student’s performance.

NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy skills that students have already been learning through the school curriculum. Teachers will ensure students are familiar with the test formats and will provide appropriate support and guidance. The best way you can help your child prepare for NAPLAN is to reassure your child that NAPLAN tests are just one part of their school program, and urge them to simply do the best they can on the day. 

A NAPLAN report will be issued later in the year. The same report format is used for every student in Australia. Individual student performance will be shown on a national achievement scale for each test and the performance of individual students can be compared to the average performance of all students in Australia.

For more information please visit the National Assessment Program website: www.nap.edu.au