Friday, April 29, 2016

Final post before the 2016 NAPLAN Tests


I would like to wish all teachers and students the best for the upcoming 2016 NAPLAN Tests.

Relax and enjoy them!

Kilbaha Multimedia Publishing has provided hundreds of schools with quality practice NAPLAN material since the start of 2016.

This will continue throughout 2016 and 2017 as NAPLAN moves online.

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CEO
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Two weeks to go

 
The 2016 Kilbaha NAPLAN Trial Tests are now available in both hard copy and interactive formats. 
 
Use the hard copy files to print copies for your students. 
 
Use the interactive versions with automatic marking to save time in the lead up to the ACARA NAPLAN Tests in May 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

NAPLAN - Hard Copy and Interactive

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  • Exactly the same format as the May ACARA Tests
  • Detailed answers and responses

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 NAPLAN Trial Tests

  • Now in their 8th year!
  • The only NAPLAN Trial Tests produced new and original each year.
  • Exactly the same format as the May ACARA Tests
  • Detailed answers and responses

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Information about NAPLAN

VCAA provides the following information about NAPLAN 2016

"NAPLAN

NAPLAN Online

The VCAA would like to thank all schools that expressed interest in the NAPLAN Online Pilot in 2017. The VCAA will provide further information on the pilot and associated activities (including the trial to be conducted in mid-August) to participating schools in Term 2.

NAPLAN Helpdesk

The VCAA operates a Helpdesk service to assist principals and NAPLAN coordinators with queries related to all aspects of NAPLAN 2016: 1800 648 637 or vcaa.naplan.help@edumail.vic.gov.au. Schools are encouraged to contact the Helpdesk if they require assistance with any aspect of NAPLAN.

Student participation in NAPLAN

With regard to student participation in the NAPLAN, the National Protocols for Test Administration state that:
  • NAPLAN is a national assessment and all students are expected to participate
  • NAPLAN should be accessible to all students to demonstrate their actual skills and knowledge.
With this in mind, it is very important that all eligible Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students are given the opportunity to participate in the tests and that the program is actively promoted in school communities.
Detailed information regarding allowable disability adjustments and student eligibility is provided in Part A of the NAPLAN 2016 Handbook for Principals. Principals should ensure that parents of students who require disability adjustments are informed about, and have agreed to, the nature of the adjustments provided.
Principals are also reminded that final decisions regarding student exemption or withdrawal from the NAPLAN rest with parents and carers. Under no circumstances should a student be exempted or withdrawn from the NAPLAN without parental consent and signed approval.
Fully signed Records of Exemption and Student Withdrawal forms, and records of parental consent for disability adjustments, must be kept at the school for at least 12 months and made available to the VCAA upon request.

Catch-up tests for students who are absent on test days

Principals are encouraged to facilitate catch-up tests for individual students who are absent on the day of one or more tests, but who return to school on or before the Friday of test week. Arrangements should be made for these students to sit catch-up tests after the scheduled test times on the Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of test week.
Students who are absent on all test days should not, however, be expected to complete all of the tests on Friday 13 May 2016 and should be marked as absent for the tests they were unable to complete.

NAPLAN Administration website

On Monday 11 April 2016, the NAPLAN Administration website was updated with student enrolment information, and released to schools to complete the following tasks:
  • produce personalised exemption and withdrawal forms
  • request the use of a scribe and/or assistive technology
  • add details of new students
  • print student attendance forms.
Schools that record attendance on printed forms will need to transfer the attendance details onto the website after the tests.
Please note that all principals are required to confirm that student attendance, exemption, withdrawal, withheld results and disability adjustment details have been accurately recorded on the website by Thursday 19 May 2016. Please note that the prompt completion of this confirmation process is essential for ensuring NAPLAN results are processed as quickly as possible.
An Online Attendance Guide with detailed instructions for NAPLAN coordinators can be accessed via the ‘Help’ function on the website.

Delivery of 2016 NAPLAN test packages

Delivery of the NAPLAN 2016 test packages to schools will begin in the week commencing Tuesday 26 April 2016. Staff who have been authorised by the principal to take delivery of the tests should be briefed about the pending arrival of the test packages and sign for them on arrival. If test packages have not been received by Tuesday 3 May 2016, please contact the NAPLAN Helpdesk immediately.
Test packages will include test books for all NAPLAN tests, Reading magazines, Writing stimulus materials and Test Administration Handbooks. The package will also include information pamphlets (which should be distributed to parents prior to the commencement of the NAPLAN tests), a Test Materials Security log and a packing slip.
Secure test materials will be packed separately in tamper-evident bags within the test package and schools should document the receipt, tracking, storage, distribution and collection of the test materials in the Test Materials Security log. The packing slip should be used to check that the correct quantity of materials has been provided. If insufficient quantities of materials are delivered, the principal or NAPLAN coordinator should immediately request extra NAPLAN test material via the NAPLAN Administration website. Please submit requests for extra NAPLAN test materials to the VCAA by Wednesday 4 May 2016.
Schools may retain any unused test books that do not have pre-printed student details on the front cover. All used and unused test books with student details printed on the front cover must be returned to the VCAA.

Genre for the NAPLAN 2016 Writing Test

Schools are reminded that Year 3 and 5 students will receive a different topic from Year 7 and 9 students for the NAPLAN 2016 Writing test. This decision has been made to ensure the continued maximum engagement and fairness for all students.
The genre for the NAPLAN 2016 Writing test will be either narrative or persuasive genre, and it will be the same genre for all year levels. The genre for the Writing test will not be disclosed prior to the test period and students will not be able to choose the genre in which they write their response.
The NAP website includes further details about the Writing test and relevant FAQs.

NAPLAN test observation visits

Each year, in order to facilitate the standard administration of the NAPLAN tests, the VCAA conducts a series of test observation visits to selected schools throughout Victoria.
NAPLAN test observers visit schools on one or more days during the testing period to observe the conduct of the tests, and to provide advice and assistance to schools to ensure compliance with all test administration requirements. NAPLAN test observers do not participate in the administration of the tests and later complete a written report for the VCAA.
Feedback from principals and NAPLAN test observers in the past has been very positive and the VCAA thanks schools in advance for their cooperation in this activity."

 http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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2016 Kilbaha NAPLAN Trial Tests

The 2016 Kilbaha NAPLAN Trial Tests are now available for purchase.
  • Hard copy versions with detailed answers. (same format as ACARA)
  • Interactive versions with automatic marking. (save heaps of time)

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Bill Healy BSc BA Dip Ed
CEO
Kilbaha Multimedia Publishing (Est. 1978)
PO Box 2227
Kew Vic 3101
Australia
t: 03 9018 5376    
f: 03 9817 4334    
m: 0413 425 374  
skype: kilbaha
e: kilbaha@gmail.com
w: http://kilbaha.com.au
w: http://naplan.blogspot.com
ABN: 47 065 111 373
Providing Quality Resources to Schools and Parents since 1978

Friday, April 1, 2016

ACARA has provided this information about the 2016 May NAPLAN Tests.

 http://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/australian-curriculum.html

NAPLAN 2016 aligned with the Australian Curriculum
This year, NAPLAN has been aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English and the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.
The best preparation for NAPLAN is to continue focusing on teaching the curriculum. The Australian Curriculum for English and mathematics has been implemented in all states and territories. It incorporates the essential learning described in the Statements of learning and provides a broader common curriculum for teaching and learning in English and mathematics for all Australian students.
While most items in the NAPLAN 2016 test will be similar to past tests, there will be some important but subtle differences in some tests.
Across the language conventions, numeracy and reading tests
Items in the tests will be based primarily on knowledge, understanding and skills gained from the prior year. As in previous NAPLAN tests, a small percentage of additional content from the year of testing and following year of testing will be included. This is to ensure the range of items in the test allows all students to demonstrate their capability.
The wording of the item descriptors (these describe the skills and knowledge tested in NAPLAN) that schools will receive with their students’ results in August 2016 will be directly linked to a content description in the Australian Curriculum: English and the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.
Language conventions test
In the NAPLAN language conventions test, the way information is presented to students will reflect how it is presented in the Australian Curriculum. This means there will be slightly more metalanguage included in items.
For example, in the past, when the NAPLAN test for Years 3 and 5 used words such as ‘noun’, ‘verb’ and ‘adjective’, there was an explanation of the word in brackets; that is, noun’ was followed by ‘naming word’. This year, the words ‘noun’, ‘verb’ and ‘adjective’ will appear in the NAPLAN test with no explaining words.
Numeracy test  
In the NAPLAN numeracy test, the proportion of items in the test from each sub-strand will match the proportion of the sub-stand content in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. As a result, there will be slightly fewer ‘space items’ (for example, features of 2D shapes and 3D objects) and more number, statistics and probability items than in past tests. The space items are now known as ‘geometry items’.
Reading
The NAPLAN reading tests will continue to focus on the reading content of the Australian Curriculum: English, with the range of text complexity similar to previous NAPLAN texts. The wording of the item descriptors that schools will receive with their students’ results in August 2016 will reflect the language of the Australian Curriculum, rather than that of the Statements of learning.
Writing
There will be no substantive changes to the NAPLAN writing test or the marking guides. As in past years, students will be asked to write a narrative or persuasive response to a writing prompt. 
There will be one writing prompt for Years 3 and 5, and one writing prompt for Years 7 and 9; the genre of the writing test will not be disclosed prior to the test. Students’ responses will be marked using the existing marking guides. 


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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Coming soon!

2016 Kilbaha Interactive NAPLAN Trial Tests.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

NAPLAN Answers

Get detailed answers to all ACARA May NAPLAN Tests 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Years 3, 5, 7, 9. Language, Reading, Writing, Numeracy.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

NAPLAN Resources

NAPLAN 2016.

Every resource you need can be found here.

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