Assessment helps teachers make decisions about what your child knows and can do. Most assessment in primary school is based on a classroom teacher’s direct observations or reflections on students’ work and is aligned with the Australian Curriculum’s expectations.
Throughout the year, all class teachers will complete standard, school-wide testing of their students – focussing on literacy and numeracy skills. This will help to identify individual students that would benefit from additional support or extension activities.
All year 3 and 5 students in Australia sit the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests.
There are four tests, completed on line over a two week window:
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The results of these tests provide the school with information about what each student knows and can do. Parents also receive a report showing how your child performed against agreed national benchmarks.