FNQ Region


Testing Literacy and Numeracy 
in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9

Students in the the Far North Queensland Region are achieving significant improvements across all areas of NAPLAN: Reading, Writing,  Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling and Numeracy. This is particularly true in the early years where some scores have improved by 10 percent. Scores for our indigenous students have improved even more dramatically with some instances of 18 percent improvement. 

Edge Hill State School 2013 Edge Hill State School 2013

What is NAPLAN?

NAPLAN is the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy. Each May students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 undertake tests in reading, writing, language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. NAPLAN helps us to find out whether or not our children and young people are meeting educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy. The tests provide schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the time of the tests.

NAPLAN is just one aspect of our school’s assessment and reporting process and does not replace the extensive ongoing assessments made by teachers about each student’s performance. Parents receive a report on their student’s NAPLAN results and your school will notify you when these are being sent home.

NAPLAN test results can be used by:

  • schools to review their programs and to set goals in literacy and numeracy,
  • parents and students to discuss student progress with teachers,
  • teachers to help identify students who require greater challenges or additional support.
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Department of Education and Training Far North Queensland

  • Telephone: (07) 4037 3822