SMART Software

The School Measurement, Assessment and Reporting Toolkit (SMART) system is a powerful diagnostic tool that provides feedback on the NAPLAN and ESSA results  to NSW schools and their communities.The web-based SMART system is available to schools as a centralised system and is accessed through the Department of Education and Communities (DEC) portal.


The 2012 NAPLAN results are now available in SMART for schools and regions to access.

Principals are reminded to maintain their staff list for approved access to SMART data through AMU to ensure only current teaching staff have access the school's data.

Please note:

  • If you are using Internet Explorer 9 as your internet browser, you will need to enable your Compatibility View Settings via the Tools menu for SMART to load.
  • ACARA have advised that question 45 in the Year 9 Reading assessment did not perform as expected across all states. Therefore it was necessary for ACARA to remove this question from the 2012 central analysis of data. Consequently, this item will not appear in the Item analysis and Student analysis screens in SMART or on the Year 9 Student report.

All principals are reminded to update their staff details to ensure that current teaching staff have access the school's data. (For more information see provisioning information below).


Principals and their delegated officers are responsible for providing and maintaining access to SMART for the staff at their school.


NAPLAN Persuasive Writing Scale

ACARA introduced a new and additional NAPLAN reporting scale for the 2011 data. The new scale means that the results for Writing in 2011 cannot be compared with results in Writing for any of the previous years and it will not be possible to report student growth and trend data for both means and percentages in bands. Changes have been made to SMART and apply to Writing only.

New eLearning modules are embedded within SMART to support users in access and navigation as well as the interpretation of the NAPLAN data.

Schools can access the 2011 NAPLAN results through the DET portal link to SMART in  'My Applications'. If portal access is not available to Principals:

Information Sheets

For further support please contact the Educational Measurement and School Accountability Directorate (EMSAD) by email: