NAPLAN – Letter to Parents

BOSTES – Board of Studies Teaching & Educational Standards NSW has released an information letter to parents about the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy 2016

Please find the summary below and a link to the full PDF document at the end of this post.

In May 2016 the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be completed by students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN has the support of all State and Territory Education Ministers and will assess the literacy and numeracy skills of students across Australian schools.

The results of the tests will provide important information to schools about what each student can do, and will be used to support teaching and learning programs. Parents will receive a report indicating their child’s level of achievement. Each student’s level of achievement will be reported against the national minimum standard.

Student background information (student name, gender, date of birth, language background and Aboriginality) will be collected as part of the National Assessment Program. This information is treated confidentially and held securely to ensure that every student’s right to privacy is maintained.

The NAPLAN tests will be conducted from 10-12 May 2016:

  • Tuesday 10 May: Language Conventions (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) | Writing
  • Wednesday 11 May: Reading
  • Thursday 12 May: Numeracy
  • Friday 13 May – A ‘catch-up’ day is scheduled for students who missed a test or were absent on a test day

NAPLAN – Letter to Parents PDF