NAPLAN Testing

From the Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning)

Ms Jacqui Jury
Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning)

NAPLAN Testing

Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests in Reading, Writing, Conventions of Language (spelling, grammar, punctuation) and Numeracy. Students will undertake all tests online, except for the Year 3 Writing test, which will be completed on paper.

NAPLAN tests now take place in Term 1, commencing on Wednesday 15 March. Most students will complete all test domains between 15 – 20 March. If students are absent for tests, they will be able to complete catch-up tests during the NAPLAN testing window: Wednesday 15 March – Friday 24 March.

From 2023, there are significant changes to the way that NAPLAN results are reported to parents. The numerical NAPLAN bands and the national minimum standard will be replaced by the following 4 levels of achievement:

Further information about how results will be reported can be accessed here: NEW PROFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR NAPLAN

The recent NAPLAN practice test provided students with an opportunity to experience the test environment. Students and parents can also visit the NAPLAN Public Demonstration Site to explore the types of questions they may experience in each of the four test domains.

It is important that students come to school each day with their Surface Pro fully charged and a set of wired headphones (not wireless, e.g. airpods). For students who do not have headphones, we have a limited supply of spare sets that can be borrowed.

The test schedule appears below, please note that the lesson time allocated also includes preparation (logging on to the NAPLAN browser, testing headphones etc.) and time for finalising the test sessions.

Ms Jacqui Jury
Deputy Principal (Teaching & Learning)