The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
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.
NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas (or ‘domains’) of:
language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
You can find an easy to understand infographic that gives useful information on the NAPLAN tests and their benefitsHERE. 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 ACARAwebsite to access a selection of past NAPLAN test papers and answers.