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School Tests

Tests don't have to be one of the most dreaded parts of school life. With the right preparation and plenty of study, students can feel confident and comfortable reviewing what they have learned throughout the year.

School testing takes on various forms depending on the subject, year and school, and is extremely important for parents and teachers in determining how students are adopting and processing information. For students, tests are an ideal opportunity to review, process and interpret information, understand areas of weakness and build self-esteem from strengths and successes.

The most well-known Australian school tests include NAPLAN testing for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 Australia-wide, HSC testing for NSW Year 12 students and the Independent Schools Scholarship Tests sat by students between Years 6 and 10, Australia-wide.

Learn more about Australian school tests:

All States/Territories

All states NAPLAN Testing Years 3, 5, 7 and 9

All states Final Year Certificate Year 12

All states Independent Schools Scholarship Tests

All states General Ability Tests Years 3–6


NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) Year 12

NSW Opportunity Class Placement Tests Year 4

NSW Selective High School Tests Year 6