NAPLAN this year will run during Week 3 of Term 2. The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in these year levels are expected to 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 young Australians are meeting important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy. The tests provide parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the me of the tests. They also provide schools, states and territories with information about how education programs are working and what areas need to be improved.
NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy skills that students have already been learning through the school curriculum. Teachers will ensure students are familiar with the test formats and will provide appropriate support and guidance. Help your child prepare for NAPLAN by reassuring them that NAPLAN tests are just one part of their school program, and reminding them on the day to simply try their best.
All students are encouraged to participate in NAPLAN tests. Students with disability may qualify for adjustments that reflect the support normally provided in the classroom. A formal exemption may be granted for a student with significant intellectual disability and/or significant coexistent conditions, or for a student who has recently arrived in Australia and has a non-English speaking background. If you have any questions about your child’s preparation for NAPLAN, you should make a me to speak with their teacher or if you believe your child should qualify for adjustments or exemptions, please contact Mrs Doogan on firstname.lastname@example.org