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NAPLAN - Years 7 and 9

2021 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)

In May 2021, students at our school in Years 7 and 9 will sit the NAPLAN paper assessments. NAPLAN assesses the literacy and numeracy skills of students across Australian schools.

The results of the tests will provide important information to schools about what each student can do, and will be used to support teaching and learning programs. Parents will receive a report indicating their child’s level of achievement.

The NAPLAN test will be conducted from May 11-13, 2021.

Tuesday 11 May - Language Conventions test (spelling, grammar and punctuation). Writing test

Wednesday 12 May - Reading test

Thursday 13 May - Numeracy test


On Friday 14 May, a ‘catch-up’ day is scheduled for students who missed a test or were absent on a test day.

Students may be exempt from the NAPLAN tests if they:

·         are from language background other than English, have arrived from overseas and have been attending school in Australia for less than one year before the test; or

·         have significant intellectual disability and/or significant co-existing conditions which severely limit their capacity to participate in the tests.

Students may be withdrawn from NAPLAN by their parent or carer after consultation with the school. To withdraw your child from NAPLAN, a parent or carer consent form must be signed.

All other students are expected to participate in the tests.

Disability adjustments which reflect the student’s normal level of support in the classroom may be provided. Alternative format test materials are available to meet the needs of individual students (e.g., large print, braille, black and white test material or the electronic test). Access to disability adjustments or exemption from the tests must be discussed with the school and a parent or carer consent form must be signed. Please contact the school office for further information on disability adjustments or exemption from the tests.

For further information about NAPLAN, visit the NESA’s NAPLAN website.