NAPLAN

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It is an everyday part of the school calendar and has been since 2008.

NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May.

NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas (or ‘domains’) of:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • Numeracy.

NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time, through the school curriculum.

About the Tests

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Future Test Dates:

Year NAPLAN test period
2013 14 - 16 May
2014 13 - 15 May
2015 12 - 14 May
2016 10 - 12 May
2017 09 - 11 May
2018 15 - 17 May
2019 14 - 16 May
2020 12 - 14 May