The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN ) is a series of national tests to assess the skills of Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
NAPLAN tests, which are conducted by the Ministerial Council for Education, Employment and Youth Affairs, are held each year in all schools across Australia.
NAPLAN tests were undertaken by Queensland students for the first time in May 2008.
Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students from all state and non-state schools across Australia will undergo national literacy and numeracy tests each year. These tests provide an important measure of how all students are performing against national benchmarks.
The literacy assessment will focus on areas of reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Numeracy testing will cover measurement, number and space.
The Queensland Studies Authority will be coordinating the administration, marking and reporting of these tests in Queensland.
These literacy and numeracy tests form a key part of the National Assessment Program endorsed by all Australian Ministers for Education.