National Assessment Program of Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests were introduced in 2008 to assess literacy and numeracy of Australian school children in years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
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NAPLAN Tests – Assessing Literacy and Numeracy
National Assessment Program of Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests were introduced in 2008 for all Australian school children in years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The testing is devised of four separate tests that assess reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. The purpose of these tests is to have a National standardized testing protocol to determine the level a child is functioning at in order to provide clear measures of improvement in learning outcomes. The government specifically would like these measures to be the basis of improving learning outcomes for all children as it enables measures to be transparent. In addition NAPLAN Online facilitates open discussions through the establishment of a discussion forum for students, parents and educators.
NAPLAN Practice Tests
NAPLAN Online (www. naplanonline.com.au), is a website that offers anyone the opportunity to take an original test by simply clicking on the applicable year (either 3, 5, 7 or 9) and selecting the topic eg Numeracy. Then at the end of the test(s), the student, or their parents, are able to receive an online list of their result(s), which they can use to support their study. This is particularly useful for preparation for upcoming national testing. Furthermore registered users will also be able to receive a detailed PDF report (displaying his/her name and school) at the end of their test(s), clearly showing their highest test results across subject areas as they are achieved.
Preparation for NAPLAN 2010 Tests
NAPLAN online also offers the opportunity to participate in their online courses for registered users. For example if you choose the numeracy courses you can then select from the different mathematics modules, which include numbers, measurement, space algebra and working mathematically. This is an excellent resource to enable children to develop their knowledge and skills required to prepare them for testing but more importantly for developing mathematical skills for life.
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The review "Naplan.edu.au – NAPLAN Literacy and Numeracy Tests" was last updated on 06/12/2009.