Friday, April 8, 2011

NAPLAN Information

NAPLAN Exams (National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy) commenced in Australian schools in 2008.

This Year NAPLAN Testing occurs in Week 3 of Term 2 (Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May), and students in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 are tested.

If you would like further information you can visit the NAPLAN website, and there is also a special 'Parent information page.' Further information can also be found at the ACARA 'Nap' webpage.

Some parents like their child to try out some practice tests and some past exams can be found here on the NAPLAN website.

A whole wealth of resources are available to assist with NAPLAN preparation although this is by no means essential.
The most popular online resource is the 'Excel Test Zone,' and I occasionally reach for the 'NAPLAN revise in a month' text produced by excel. They are easily purchased at book stores and post offices but can also be purchased here.

NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time, through the school curriculum. In short, it takes a snapshot of your child's progress at certain points of their education.