National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)

What is NAPLAN?

NAPLAN tests students from all states and territories in Australia and is overseen by each school. In secondary school students in Years 7 and 9 are tested.

What is assessed?

If your child is in Year 7 or 9, the program will assess their skills in four areas, including:

  • Reading
  • writing
  • language conventions (spelling, punctuation and grammar) 
  • numeracy.

These are the skills every student needs to progress through school and succeed with future work and study.

NAPLAN tests skills that are developed over time through the school curriculum. It is not a test your child is able to ‘prepare’ for.

How to use NAPLAN

These national test results provide information on how your child is progressing and performing in the key areas of literacy and numeracy and also help to support improvements in teaching which can benefit your child.

More information

Contact your child’s school for more information about your child's NAPLAN results.

For more information on NAPLAN, including guidelines, sample tests and material for parents, see: NAPLAN