​What is NAPLAN?

NAPLAN is a national assessment that tests students' ability in three domains of literacy—reading, writing and language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)—and in numeracy. NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy skills and provides a snapshot of student performance in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 at a particular point in time. Students are tested on literacy and numeracy content from the Australian Curriculum, and test results chart progress against a national standard.

​​NAPLAN testing can create anxiety for some students. Considering this, the teachers at St Martin's ensure that students and caregivers understand that NAPLAN results are only one measure of a student's ability. When developing Assessment Capable Learners, St Martin's can help alleviate anxiety around NAPLAN testing and set their students up for future learning success.

During Term 4, the Year 2 and Year 4 teachers focus on building student assessment capability and familiarity with online testing formats.  In Term 1, the Year 3 and 5 teachers provide a range of opportunities for students to develop the necessary skills to be assessment capable. This includes completing online practice tests, unpacking styles of questions and working and completing tests during a set time frame.

​Assessment Capable Learners enact the deep knowledge we now possess about the significant roles that motivation, goal setting, self-regulation, and feedback play in learning and numeracy that are developed over time, through the Australian Curriculum.​

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Further NAPLAN Information