NAPLAN Testing 2017 – Years 7 and 9

Mr Bryce Goldburg – Dean of Studies

Tuesday May 9, Wednesday May 10 and Thursday May 11.

Students in years 7 and 9 will participate in the annual NAPLAN testing on Tuesday May 9, Wednesday May 10 and Thursday May 11.

Year 7 students will complete the testing in Bennett classrooms and Year 9 students will complete the testing in the Centenary Centre.

Year 9 students do not attend Roll Call on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday – they will meet in the Hall of Fame at 8:30 each NAPLAN test day.

To participate fully and efficiently each student should bring the following equipment:

  • 2B or HB pencils – no mechanical pencils
  • An eraser
  • A sharpener
  • A calculator (for the Numeracy – Calculator allowed test)
  • A blue or black pen (for the Writing Task)

Please ensure that your son has this equipment and in the case of the calculator, that it has batteries.

Information for parents is available at:


Purpose of the tests

The NAPLAN tests are designed to assess the skills of Australian students in literacy and numeracy. The specific purposes are:

  • to collect data from the population of Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students for reporting to parents/carers and schools for systematic reporting
  • to accommodate the assessment of students against national minimum standards.

What is tested?

A series of tests will assess areas of literacy and numeracy.

The following areas of literacy are assessed:

  • Language conventions – spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Writing – knowledge and control of written language
  • Reading – comprehension.

As in other years, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be required to respond to a stimulus in the 2017 NAPLAN Writing test.

In numeracy, the content areas assessed are:

  • Number
  • Measurement, chance and data
  • Space
  • Algebra, function and pattern (formal algebra for Year 9 only).

Results from the tests will provide important information about children’s progress in literacy and numeracy. Following the tests, schools and students will receive a statement of performance in relation to the national minimum standards.

More information

Information about the tests for parents and schools is available on the NAPLAN website.

Please contact the Dean of Studies Bryce Goldburg if you need further clarification.


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