NAPLAN: a snapshot in time
Your child will spend less than 4 hours, 4 times in their life, completing NAPLAN over 7 years of schooling.
That’s a small investment, considering the information can be used to track a child’s progress in the important areas of literacy and numeracy and to see how they fare against other students around the country.
Benefits of the Naplan Examination
Know where your child stands
It is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7, 9 testing numeracy and literacy skills of you child in comparison to other school children.
Identify strengths and weaknesses
Identify strengths and weaknesses in literacy and numeracy in comparison to other children in Australian schools.
Take prompt corrective action
Help can be provided to children in areas of weakness at home or through tutoring.
Teaching at the right level
Once the level of the child is determined they can be provided with challenging work in areas of strength and easier work in areas of weakness.
Teaching children at the right level keeps them motivated and engaged.
Giving focused help to children at the right level results in good performance at school.