NAPLAN - 14th to 16th May

It’s only two weeks until our students in Year 3 and 5 sit NAPLAN. Last week in the newsletter, we outlined what NAPLAN is. This week, we are looking at why we do NAPLAN. 

Why do students do NAPLAN?

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life.

Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

The assessment provides parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the time of the tests. NAPLAN is just one aspect of a school’s assessment and reporting process - it does not replace ongoing assessments made by teachers about student performance.

NAPLAN also provides schools, education authorities and governments with information about how education programs are working and whether young Australians are meeting important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy.

In the coming weeks, you can support your child at home by:

  • Ensuring your child has a regular bedtime routine

  • Providing healthy and nutritious foods for your child’s school day

  • Encouraging your child to drink plenty of water throughout the day

  • Allowing your child time to unwind and relax at home daily

  • Speak positively to your child about the test and reinforce that it is an opportunity to do their best

The 2019 NAPLAN timetable is included in this week's newsletter.  Also included in this week's newsletter are some example questions from previous NAPLAN numeracy tests.


If you would like any more information, please visit: www.nap.edu.au​

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