The Year 3 and Year 5 paper-based tests will be similar in style and content to previous years.
As the Year 7 and Year 9 Numeracy tests will have fewer questions, students will sit one Numeracy test session instead of two. This one test session will still be split into two sections: Part A, which requires calculators, and Part B, in which students are not permitted to have calculators.
Parts A and B of the new Numeracy test will continue to be presented in a flip test book.
- Part A (40 questions) will have the calculator component. It will make up the majority of the test questions and will cover all curriculum areas. Students will have 50 minutes to complete Part A.
- Part B (eight questions) will have the non-calculator component, and will primarily contain questions requiring number calculations. Students will have 10 minutes to complete Part B.
As in previous years, calculators used for the calculator-allowed section of the Numeracy test must not be multifunction or internet-accessible devices. ACARA has confirmed that tablets (including iPads) and similar devices fall into this category and their use is not permitted.
Schools must ensure that all Year 7 and Year 9 students have access to, and are familiar with, a suitable calculator for the NAPLAN Numeracy tests in May 2017.
The 2017 Kilbaha NAPLAN Trial Tests have the numeracy tests for Years 7 and 9 in the new format.
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