On Tuesday, NAPLAN testing began for our Year 3, 5 and 7 students. During this week and next, they will be participating in tests for writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. Apart from Year 3 writing, all of our NAPLAN tests are being conducted online.
We encourage parents and students to view NAPLAN as just one of the many different types of activities we do at school - it shouldn’t be a stressful time and does not replace ongoing assessments made by teachers about student performance. It is one way we gather information about how education programs are working and whether our students are meeting important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy.
The online testing is progressing very smoothly at our school, with only a few minor technology issues which we have been able to resolve quickly in each instance.
Students who are absent on their scheduled testing days will be offered catch up sessions upon their return. All testing will be completed by next Friday.