Improving our performance
The National Assessment Program – Literacy
and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in
years 3, 5, 7, and 9. NAPLAN is a skills test. It tests the sorts of skills
that are essential for every child to be successful in the Senior Phase of
Learning and beyond.
Each year students in year 7 & 9 participate in tests in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. The tests in 2020 are run on Tuesday, 12 May, Wednesday, 13 May and Thursday, 14 May. The timetable is as follows:
Tuesday, 12 May – Language Conventions & Writing
Wednesday, 13 May – Reading
Thursday, 14 May – Numeracy (calculator & non-calculator)
Our target is to see each student improve
on their year 5 & 7 NAPLAN results by one band or more. In order to achieve
this target, all year 7, 8 & 9 students are involved in a
targeted skills development program based diagnostic testing data
collected. The information from these tests in used to inform the
development of the NAPLAN preparation program as well curriculum
The NAPLAN data gives students, parents,
teachers and schools valuable information about how students are progressing.
As a school, we use NAPLAN data to inform our planning and actively look to
improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students. The learning that our
Junior Secondary students engage in builds the foundation for success in the
Senior Phase of Learning and beyond.