The NAPLAN tests are designed to help us make sure students are on track with their literacy and numeracy development and provide teachers with valuable information that can be used to differentiate teaching and learning for students at all levels of achievement. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in NAPLAN tests for reading, writing, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
Between Tuesday 12 May and Friday 21 May, St Edward’s student will participate in NAPLAN online, with the majority of students completing the tests between the 12 and 17 May. The precise NAPLAN schedule will be placed on the student portal during Week 2 or 3. If students miss a NAPLAN test they will sit the test at another point during the testing window. The online test is an adaptive test with hundreds of questions so there are no security issues around students knowing or sharing questions.
In order to familiarise our students with the testing format all students in Years 7 and 9 participated in practice NAPLAN tests during the final week of Term 1. If your son missed this practice or if you would like to see the types of questions and features of NAPLAN online visit the public demonstration site.
If you have any questions or concerns about your son’s participation in NAPLAN Online, please contact me by phone or email using the details listed below. Some students with identified learning needs may be entitled to adjustments to support them in accessing the NAPLAN tests, we have contacted the parents of students that are currently supported by our Diverse Learning team to offer the appropriate adjustment. If you have not been contacted and believe that your son may be entitled to this support please contact Mrs Betty Kiekebosch, Leader of Diverse Learning firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info go to:
- Public demonstration site
- NESA NAPLAN website
- NAP parent/carer support page
- Watch a video that explains tailored testing