Dear Parent/Carer

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for Year 7 and 9 students will be held from Tuesday 14 May until Friday 24 May 2019.

NAPLAN tests assess student knowledge and skills in Writing, Reading, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and Numeracy. The test results provide information for students, parents, teachers and principals, which can be used to improve student achievement.

All Year 7 and 9 Kurunjang students are expected to participate in the NAPLAN tests. During the testing period from Tuesday 14 May until Friday 24 May it is important that students are present as from this year the testing platform is completely online and classes are booked into computer rooms to undertake the tests.

Students have undergone a practice test so they can familiarise themselves with the online test, as this is the first time it is being conducted online. If you wish to see how the online test is setup and sample questions please go to the public demonstration website.

Individual students who are absent on test days will be able to undertake catch-up tests in the testing window up until Friday 24 May.

Students with significant intellectual disabilities or who have been learning English for less than one year may be exempted from NAPLAN.

If your child is eligible for support due to disability or an exemption, you should discuss this with Mr Hill or Mr Ronalds prior to the tests. Parental consent is required before any support due to disability or exemption is granted.

Students may also be withdrawn from NAPLAN prior to the tests starting by their parent or carer after a discussion with Mr Hill or Mr Ronalds and the completion of a Student Withdrawal form.

Later in the year, you will receive your child’s personal NAPLAN report. The report will describe your child’s particular skills in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and Numeracy. The report will also show how your child performed in relation to national minimum standards.

We are confident that the information you receive because of your child’s participation in the NAPLAN tests will be valuable in helping you to assess your child’s progress in literacy and numeracy.

Further NAPLAN information may be obtained from the following website.