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Naplan 2015


What is NAPLAN?
The National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests were first implemented in 2008. These national tests replaced previous state and territory tests. They provide information on how Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are performing in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
What is tested?
A series of tests will assess areas of literacy and numeracy.
The following areas of literacy are assessed:
  • Language conventions - spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Writing - knowledge and control of written language
  • Reading - comprehension.
    In numeracy, the content areas assessed are:
  • Number
  • Measurement, chance and data
  • Space

Algebra, function and pattern (formal algebra for Year 9 only)

Eligibility to sit the tests

All eligible students in Years 3, 5, 7 or Year 9 enrolled at State, Catholic or Independent schools must sit the tests unless they are exempt or withdrawn by parents/carers.

What if my student is absent?

Year 7 or 9 students who are absent on one or more of the test dates will be required to sit the incomplete tests on Friday the 15th of May. Student who are absent for the entire test period, including the catch up day will be recorded as ‘absent’ and no results will be recorded.

What happens with the results?

Results from the tests will provide important information about children's progress in literacy and numeracy. Following the tests, schools and students will receive a statement of performance in relation to the national minimum standards.

If you would like any further information regarding NAPLAN please contact Rebecca Elkayam at


2015 NAPLAN Dates
12 May
Official test date
13 May
Official test date
14 May
Official test date
15 May
1. Language conventions
Yr 7: 45 min
Yr 9: 45 min
3. Reading
Yr 7: 65 min
Yr 9: 65 min
4.1 Numeracy
Yr 7 (calculator):40 min
Yr 9 (calculator):40 min
Catch up tests permitted
20 minute break
20 minute break
2. Writing
Yr 7: 40 min
Yr 9: 40 min
4.2 Numeracy
Yr 7 (non-calc.):40 min
Yr 9 (non-calc.):40 min
Catch up tests permitted
Catch up tests permitted
Catch up tests permitted