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					                                                                                              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.

				
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