Why do students do NAPLAN?

NAPLAN is a national literacy and muneracy assessment that students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit in May each year. It is the only national assessment all Australian students do.

As students progress through their school years, it’s important to check how well they are learning the essential skills of reading, writing and numeracy.

NAPLAN assesses the literacy and numeracy skills that students are learning through the school curriculum and allows parents/carers to see how their child is progressing against national standards and over time.

Please find links below to Parent/Carer Information sheets explaining NAPLAN in more detail. For your convenience we have included links to the translated information sheets.

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