NAPLAN is a nationwide measure through which parents, teachers, schools, education authorities, governments and the broader community can determine whether or not young Australians are developing the literacy and numeracy skills that provide the critical foundation for other learning and for their productive and rewarding participation in the community.
NAPLAN is a point-in-time assessment that allows parents to see how their child is progressing against national standards in literacy and numeracy and over time.
The tests provide an important contribution to monitoring and evaluating the performance of schools and school systems in these fundamental capabilities. They also provide schools, states and territories with information about how education approaches are working, the areas to be prioritised for improvement, and those schools requiring support in the teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy.
The results can assist teachers by providing additional information to support their professional judgement about students’ levels of literacy and numeracy attainment and progress.
NAPLAN tests are one aspect of each school’s assessment and reporting process, they do not replace the extensive, ongoing assessments made by teachers about each student’s performance. Your child’s teacher will have the best insight into your child’s educational progress.
NAPLAN results do not measure overall school quality.
On Thursday 22nd April ISC students in years 7 & 9 students will sit the NAPLAN practice test. Year 7 during Lesson 2 and Year 9 during Lesson 3.
NAPLAN testing will happen between 11-21 May.
Please visit https://nap.edu.au/nap-sample-assessments/parent-carer-support for more information about NAPLAN testing.
To get a sense of the ‘look and feel’ of the tests and to understand what types of questions are asked, visit the 'NAPLAN' section of the ACARA website to access a selection of past NAPLAN test papers and answers.