The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests the literacy and numeracy skills that students have been learning through the curriculum.
NAPLAN provides parents and schools with an understanding of how students are performing at the time of the assessment.
By teaching the curriculum, teachers are preparing your child for NAPLAN. Here are some simple ways you can get the most out of NAPLAN.
What is NAPLAN?
NAPLAN provides parents with information that shows how their child is progressing on a nationally consistent basis. It will tell you your child’s academic performance for that specific test, and it will also tell you how your child’s school performs against other schools.
As parents, reassure your child that while NAPLAN is important, it is only one part of the broader assessment process.
My NAPLAN report
When your child’s report arrives at home, spend some time understanding the results, areas of strength and areas for further development. When you talk to your child, genuinely praise them for what they have achieved.
Keep in touch with your child’s teachers so you are aware of any areas of your child’s learning where they may need extra support. Talk to the teacher about the results and any areas that need more support, both at school and at home.
More information is available from the NAPLAN website.