National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy tests will be held from 14 to 16 May 2013 for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
The assessments are an opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned in class. Teachers use these results to meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of all students.
There are four tests covering numeracy, reading, writing and language conventions (spelling, punctuation and grammar).
Parents or carers of students who sit for the NAPLAN tests will receive a written report of their child's achievement in September.
The student report will show your child's results in the key areas of reading, writing, language conventions and numeracy. The report also shows the national average, the range of results for the middle 60% of students nationally and your school's average for each test. That means you'll be able to clearly see how your child compares with other students in the same year of schooling.
An additional report lists all the questions in the test, along with a brief description of each question and shows you which questions your child answered correctly. A common assessment scale is used on each NAPLAN report so that you can track your child's progress through the years.
We recommend that you make an appointment with your child's teacher to discuss your child's results and how to interpret the NAPLAN reports.