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The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9. All students in these year levels are expected to participate in tests in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy.


Tuesday 14 May
   • Language Conventions (45 minutes)
   • Writing (40 minutes)
Wednesday 15 May
   • Reading (65 minutes)
Thursday 16 May
   • Numeracy - calculator (40 minutes)
   • Numeracy - non-calculator (40 minutes)
* Language Conventions includes spelling, grammar and punctuation.
* Numeracy includes number; space; algebra, function and pattern; measurement, chance and data.
There is an expectation that all Year 9 students will participate in the NAPLAN tests. Students with a disability may qualify for adjustments. If a student has a temporary injury this may also be accommodated.
Formal exemptions or withdrawals may be granted for students who have significant intellectual disabilities, have recently arrived in Australia from a non-English speaking background or parents who do not wish their student to sit the tests for cultural or other reasons.
The school can provide you with more information regarding special provisions and the process required to gain a formal exemption. There is also a formal process for the withdrawal of students from the tests. Please contact the school to discuss this. Formal exemptions and withdrawals require paperwork to be submitted to the school Principal, signed and completed by 10 May.
More information regarding the tests and the administration of NAPLAN will be included in future newsletters. You can also visit for more details regarding the tests.
Kerri Furlong
Head of Department Junior Secondary School