Thursday, October 1, 2009


QUESTION: What NAPLAN results are published?

ANSWER: Parents of students taking the tests receive an individual report for their child. The student report shows how the student performed against the national average and, in some states and territories, the school average.

A national report is published by the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA). The report shows results at national and state and territory levels by achievement levels and/or mean scores as well as by sex, Indigenous status, language background other than English status, parental occupation, parental education, and geolocation (metropolitan, provincial, remote and very remote) at each year level and for each domain of the test.

Data from the national tests underpins strong national reporting. Analysis of the data enables the development of reporting measures to better inform parents, teachers, schools, governments and the Australian public of students’ literacy and numeracy performance.

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(1) Detailed answers to the 2008 official sample NAPLAN questions.
(2) Detailed answers to the May 2008 NAPLAN tests.
(3) Detailed answers to the May 2009 NAPLAN tests.
(4) 2009 NAPLAN Trial Tests with detailed answers and responses.
(5) 2010 NAPLAN Trial Tests with detailed answers and responses.
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