NAPLAN assessment and reporting

This page has information on the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), when the test is taken and how the results are provided.

NAPLAN tests the essential skills your child needs to progress through school and life. 

Your child will take the test in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9. 

What is tested

The test includes:

  • reading
  • writing
  • language conventions  - spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • numeracy.

The Australia wide assessments are undertaken annually in the second full week of May. NAPLAN testing for 2016 will take place on Tuesday 10 May to Friday 13 May (Term 2, Week 5).

Contact your child's school for more information about the tests.

Go to the National Assessment Program website for more information on NAPLAN.

Results and reports

If your child participated in the NAPLAN test you will get an individual report with their results.

The report indicates how your child has performed in relation to other students in the same year group, and against the national average and the national minimum standards. 

The results are made available to:

  • individual students
  • schools
  • the public - in a published summary and national reports
  • on the MySchool website.

Go to the MySchool website for school NAPLAN results.


Talk to your child's teacher for more information on NAPLAN tests.

Information for teachers

Go to support for teachers on the Department of Education website for NAPLAN information and resources for teachers.

Last updated: 26 August 2015


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