Thursday, November 6, 2008

Analysis of the May 2008 NAPLAN tests - Writing

At Kilbaha Multimedia Publishing we thought that teachers and parents would appreciate an analysis of the May 2008 NAPLAN tests. Today we start with the simplest one - the Writing Test for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.

The writing test for years 3, 5, 7 and 9 was the same. Students had to write a narrative or story.
The idea for the story was ‘FOUND’. Pictures were provided. Hints were given about the kind of story that could be written. Students were told to think about characters, problems and endings. They were told to remember to plan, use sentences and pay attention to words, spelling and punctuation. They were reminded to check and edit their writing.

Sample responses for the Writing Test are available from Kilbaha Multimedia Publishing. Download order form here.
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