The National Minimum Standards describe some of the skills and understandings which students, who are placed in the minimum standard band at their year level, can generally demonstrate.
The National Minimum Standards are intended to be a snapshot of typical achievement and do not describe the full range of what students are taught or what they may achieve.
The National Minimum Standards at Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 represent increasingly challenging skills and understandings as students move through the years of schooling from Year 3 to Year 9. Students who do not achieve the National Minimum Standard at any year level will need intervention and support to help them achieve the literacy and numeracy skills they require to progress satisfactorily through their schooling. It should be noted that students who are performing at the National Minimum Standard may also require additional assistance to enable them to achieve their potential.