NAPLAN testing begins next week

What is NAPLAN?

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken simultaneously nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May.

NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas of:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • Numeracy.

NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum.

Want to know more?

ACARA has produced a number of videos to support parents to support their children through NAPLAN. They are published on ACARA’s You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP7WrHp7_iueHgQlABVWm64tZLjb0w9x3