Between Tuesday 14 May and Monday 20 May, all Year 3 and Year 5 students will sit NAPLAN online this year. This means moving NAPLAN from the paper-based tests to computer-based assessment.
All Year 3 students will undertake online assessments for numeracy, reading and language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) but will do a paper-based NAPLAN writing test.
All Year 5 students will undertake all NAPLAN (including writing) online.
Teachers will ensure that students are familiar with the test formats and will provide appropriate support and guidance. Our school practice day is Wednesday April 3. Adjustments can be provided for students with disability to enable them to access the tests on an equivalent basis as students without disability. NAPLAN tests are constructed to give students an opportunity to demonstrate skills they have learned over time through the school curriculum, and NAPLAN test days should be treated as just another routine event on the school calendar. Excessive preparation is not useful and can lead to unnecessary anxiety. The best way you can help your child prepare for NAPLAN is to reassure them that NAPLAN tests are just one part of their school program, and to urge them to simply do the best they can on the day.
Please ensure your child’s electronic device is ready by
- having the Locked down browser installed
- checking your child has working headphones - our Uniform Shop is now selling headphones!
For more information visit http://www.nap.edu.au/ The public demonstration site can be found at https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site