The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual online assessment for students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken nationwide, every year.
This year, NAPLAN testing will be held between from Thursday 13 May until Thursday 20 May 2021.
NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas (or ‘domains’) of:
- Language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum. The results of the tests provide information for students, parents, teachers and principals that can be used to improve student achievement.
The dates for the 2021 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for students in Year 7 and 9 are outlined below.
- NAPLAN Coordinated Practice Test Thursday March 25
- NAPLAN – Writing: Thursday 13 May (Period 3)
- NAPLAN – Reading: Monday 17 May (Period 3 + 4)
- NAPLAN – Language: Conventions Tuesday 18 May (Period 3)
- NAPLAN – Numeracy: Thursday 20 May (Period 3 + 4)
- NAPLAN – Writing: Thursday 13 May (Period 1)
- NAPLAN – Reading: Monday 17 May (Period 1 + 2)
- NAPLAN – Language: Conventions Tuesday 18 May (Period 1)
- NAPLAN – Numeracy: Thursday 20 May (Period 1 + 2)
Later in the year, you will receive your child’s personal NAPLAN report. The results will be valuable in helping you to assess your child’s progress in literacy and numeracy. The report will describe your child’s particular skills in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar, and punctuation) and numeracy and show how your child performed in relation to national minimum standards across Australia.
Year Nine students need to achieve Band 8 or above to pre-qualify themselves to be exempt from OLNA in Year Ten.
We wish all our students the best of luck!