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NAPLAN: What do I need to know as a Parent?

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All you need to know about the NAPLAN tests

What are the NAPLAN tests?

In May of every year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 take part in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Some schools may choose to transition to NAPLAN Online in 2018; however, the timeline for full implementation of NAPLAN Online for all schools is 2019. NAPLAN Tests will continue to be paper based until this time.

Students will be tested in Literacy and Numeracy. There are 4 tests:

1. Numeracy Test – a Maths Test.
2. Reading Test – a Reading and Comprehension Test.
3. Language Conventions Test – a Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test.
4. Writing Test – student has to submit a piece of writing.

The purpose of these tests are to measure literacy and numeracy standards in schools against the national benchmarks. They also provide parents and schools with information on each child’s skills in literacy and numeracy.

How can I help my child prepare for the NAPLAN tests?

We know the NAPLAN tests can be quite overwhelming, with so many different resources available, it is difficult to know how to be help your child. Our Excel NAPLAN*-style range has many different books to assist your child’s preparation for the Tests. Every single book in our NAPLAN*-style series contains practice questions in areas of Numeracy and Literacy, with no duplicated material across the range.

1. Excel NAPLAN*-style Tests Books—a general preparation book containing lots of NAPLAN test practice on all four Tests. This book can be used all year round, and for more practice in the lead up to NAPLAN 2018.

2. Excel NAPLAN*-style Revise in a Month Tests Book—a format to help organise your child’s test preparation with daily tasks on all the Tests. Prepare your child for NAPLAN even from under a month out! This range is great for reinforcing skills learned a month before the NAPLAN Tests.

* The publications above are not officially endorsed publications of the NAPLAN program and are produced by Pascal Press independently of Australian governments.

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