The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, and 7. All students in these year levels participate in tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. NAPLAN is the measure through which governments, education authorities, schools, teachers and parents can determine whether or not students are meeting important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy.
The tests that will be administered are set out below.
Tuesday 14 May
Year 3 Language conventions 40 minutes and Writing 40 minutes
Year 5 Language conventions 40 minutes and Writing 40 minutes
Year 7 Language conventions 45 minutes and Writing 40 minutes
Wednesday 15 May
Year 3 Reading 45 minutes
Year 5 Reading 50 minutes
Year 7 Reading 65 minutes
Thursday 16 May
Year 3 45 minutes Numeracy
Year 5 50 minutes Numeracy
Year 7 60 minutes Numeracy
If individual students are absent at the time of testing where practicable we will organise another time during the testing week for students to complete.
The NAPLAN tests will be conducted at school and run by classroom teachers. 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 to encourage them to try their best on the day.
NAPLAN tests are one aspect of our school’s assessment and reporting process; they do not replace the extensive ongoing assessments made by teachers about each student’s performance. NAPLAN reports are issued later in the year and the school will notify you when these are being sent home.
More information about NAPLAN can be found on the attached link or www.nap.edu.au