English Language and Literacy Assessment (ELLA)
The English Language and Literacy Assessment (ELLA) was administered to all Year 7 students in government schools and interested non-government schools in NSW. All schools had the opportunity for their students to be re-tested in Year 8.
ELLA is a curriculum-based assessment, testing students' knowledge and skills in particular aspects of literacy. The aspects of literacy tested are:
- Writing tasks that demonstrate writing skills needed in the key learning areas of the secondary curriculum
- Reading: understanding a range of written texts, particularly texts and diagrams that are commonly used in the key learning areas of the secondary curriculum
- Language: knowledge and use of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
The National Assessment Program
In 2008 The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy was introduced for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
The purpose of the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is to assess the literacy and numeracy learning of students in all Australian schools.
For further information on NAPLAN go to:
NAPLAN for Parents NSW