National Assessment Program – Literacy And Numeracy
The first national tests in literacy and numeracy were conducted in May 2008. The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) involves students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 across Australia. In Victoria about 260,000 students from all government, Catholic and independent schools participate in the program each year.
The results from the NAPLAN tests provide an important measure of how Australian schools and students are performing in the areas of reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The results for individual students will be reported to parents. Schools and education systems will also use the results to report against national standards.
For further information see the NAPLAN page on the main VCAA website.