In 2019, students in Years Three and Five will sit the NAPLAN online tests. NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy skills that students learn through their regular school curriculum. One of the main benefits of NAPLAN Online is that is it tailored (or adaptive) testing, where the test automatically adapts to a student’s test performance. The test presents questions of a higher or lower complexity, depending in the student’s performance. NAPLAN Online is not a test of keyboard skills, just as there are variations in how students write, there are variations in how students type. Year Three students will complete the writing test on paper.
Parents/caregivers may withdraw their child from the NAPLAN tests. This is a matter for consideration by individual parents in consultation with the principal. Withdrawals are intended to address issues such as religious beliefs and philosophical objections to testing. If you would like to discuss this further, please make an appointment to see me.
To find out more about NAPLAN Online visithttp://www.nap.edu.au/