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National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)

In May each year, students from all state and non-state schools across Australia participate in testing under the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy External Link (NAPLAN).

The national tests assess the skills of all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

These tests provide an important measure of how all students are performing against national standards.

NAPLAN was developed collaboratively by the Australian Government, state and territory governments and non-state school sectors. These tests replace the previous state and territory based tests conducted prior to 2008.


The release of the 2015 Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACRA)'s national 2015 NAPLAN report has Queensland firmly on track to becoming one of the top performing states in NAPLAN.

In 2015, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 recorded some of the best results for Queensland since NAPLAN testing began.

ACARA's report shows results at each year level and domain - for the nation and by state and territory and includes detailed results by gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English status, parental occupation, parental education, and geolocation (metropolitan, provincial, remote and very remote) at each year level and for each domain of the test.

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority External Link (QCAA) coordinates the administration, marking and reporting of the NAPLAN tests in Queensland.

Hard copies of individual student reports are delivered to schools by QCAA whilst school and class reports are available via the secure QCAA website.

More information about NAPLAN is available on the National Assessment Program website External Link.

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This page was last reviewed on 18 Apr 2016 at 03:15PM

NAPLAN Information

National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) website External Link

Access to NAPLAN materials

NAPLAN reports

NAPLAN National Reports (ACARA) External Link

NAPLAN Outcome Reports (QCAA)

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