NAPLAN Timetable NAPLAN Tests 2010 NAPLAN Timetable NAPLAN Tests 2009 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 11 May 12 May 13 May 12 May 13 May 14 May Year 3 Year 3 Language Language Reading Reading Numeracy Numeracy NATioNAL NATIONAL AssessMeNT Conventions 45 minutes 45 minutes ASSESSMENT Conventions 45 minutes 45 minutes 40 minutes 40 minutes Writing Writing ‘The greatest gift we PRogRAM PROGRAM 40 minutes 40 minutes can give our children Literacy and Numeracy Literacy and Numeracy Year 5 Language Reading Numeracy Year 5 Language Reading Numeracy is education. 2010 Conventions 50 minutes 50 minutes 2009 Conventions 50 minutes 50 minutes 40 minutes 40 minutes Writing An important part Writing 40 minutes 40 minutes of a well-balanced Year 7 Year 7 Language Language Conventions Conventions Reading Reading 65 minutes 65 minutes Numeracy Numeracy 40 minutes x 2 40 minutes x 2 education is for Information for Parents Information for Parents 45 minutes (80 mins total) 45 minutes (80 mins total) Calculator test Calculator- children to be able Writing to read, write and followed by Writing allowed test to non-calculator be 40 minutes scheduled rst, 40 minutes test Year 9 Language Reading followed by Non- calculator test Numeracy understand basic Year 9 Conventions Language 45 minutes Conventions 65 minutes Reading 65 minutes 40 minutes x 2 Numeracy 40 mins total) (80 minutes x 2 mathematics.’ 45 minutes Calculator test (80 mins total) Writing followed by Calculator- non-calculator 40 minutes Writing allowed test to be test 40 minutes scheduled rst, followed by Non- calculator test Language Conventions incorporates spelling, grammar Language Conventions incorporates spelling, grammar and punctuation. and punctuation. Numeracy incorporates number; algebra, function and pattern; Numeracy incorporates number; algebra, function space and measurement, chance and data. and pattern; space and measurement; and chance and data. Calculators Calculators In Years 3 and 5, the Numeracy test does not permit calculator In Years 3 and 5, the Numeracy test does not permit calculator use. In Years 7 and 9, there is one Numeracy test where use. In Years 7 and 9, there is one Numeracy test where calculator use is permitted and one where it is not. calculator use is permitted and one where it is not. NATioNAL AssessMeNT PRogRAM Literacy and Numeracy 2010 In 2008, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and When will the tests be held? What information will be provided about student Numeracy (NAPLAN) commenced in all Australian schools. The tests are scheduled for the mornings of Tuesday 11 May, performance? The program continues in 2010 with all students in Years 3, Wednesday 12 May and Thursday 13 May. All schools across NAPLAN results provide an important measure of how all 5, 7 and 9 being assessed in Reading, Writing, Language Australia must complete the tests on the same days. The times Australian students are performing in literacy and numeracy. Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and shown on the timetable are student working times. Extra time is Numeracy. given for teacher instruction. The performance of each student on each test is mapped on separate, national achievement scales of ten bands. Six Who will sit the tests? What happens if my child is absent from school during the bands are reported for each year level. One of these bands All students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are expected to participate test period? will represent the national minimum standard for students at in the assessment program. If your child has special Wherever possible, schools will organise for individual students each year level. A result at the national minimum standard circumstances, you should discuss these with the school who are absent at the time of testing to complete a catch-up indicates that the student demonstrated the basic literacy principal. test at another time during the week. Individual students who and numeracy skills needed to participate in that year level. are absent on test days are not permitted to sit tests after Friday Who will administer the tests? 14 May. The performance of your child can be compared to that of NAPLAN tests are conducted at school and administered by other students in your state or territory and across Australia. class teachers. What additional support can schools provide for students with special needs? How will the NAPLAN test results be used? Who will mark the tests? Students with special needs will be given assistance to access • Students and parents may use individual results to Tests will be marked by expert, independent markers. the tests. A formal exemption may be granted for some students discuss achievements and progress with teachers. who have severe intellectual disabilities or are recent arrivals • Teachers use results to help them better identify students What will be assessed? in Australia from non-English speaking backgrounds. Please who require greater challenges or additional support. The content of each test is informed by the National contact your school for more information. • Schools use results to identify strengths and weaknesses Statements of Learning in English and Mathematics, which in teaching programs, and to set goals in literacy and underpin state and territory learning frameworks. Test Will i receive a report on my child’s performance? numeracy. questions cover aspects of literacy (reading, writing, spelling, A NAPLAN report will be issued by your school later in the year. • School systems use results to review programs and punctuation and grammar) and numeracy. Questions are The same report format is used for every student in Australia. support offered to schools as well as for public reporting multiple-choice or require a short written response. The The school will notify you when the reports are being sent purposes. Writing task requires students to write a narrative or story. home. If you do not receive a report, contact the school. • For students in Years 5, 7 and 9, the results from the 2010 tests will provide parents and schools with important All government and non-government education authorities Your child’s results are strictly confidential. information on progress made since the 2008 NAPLAN have contributed to the development of NAPLAN materials. testing. The report is only one aspect of the school’s assessment and Where can i find sample questions? reporting process, and does not replace the more extensive and Where can i get more information? Sample questions and a sample Writing task are provided on informed judgements made about your child by teachers. More information on NAPLAN can be obtained by: the Tasmanian Education Department’s website. • contacting your child’s school • accessing the Tasmanian Education Department’s website – Can i help my child to prepare for the tests? www.education.tas.gov.au/school/educators/curriculum/ Teachers will prepare students for the tests and will provide naplan support and encouragement before and during the test period. • contacting Educational Performance Services, the Tasmanian Parents should be reassuring and positive on the NAPLAN NAPLAN test administration authority on (03) 6233 7066 test days. The use of services by coaching providers has not • accessing the national website www.naplan.edu.au been endorsed and is not recommended.