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The annual National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing of students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will occur across Australia in Week 3 of Term 2 from 14 – 16 May. All students in these four year levels at St Peter’s College will complete the paper version of the test in 2019.

The results from these tests inform teachers and parents of each student’s progress against nationally agreed minimum standards for literacy and numeracy. Teachers across the Junior and Senior Schools use the tracking and analysis of these results to inform their teaching, planning and programming, as well as to assess when individual interventions may be necessary. The NAPLAN results, when combined with other information such as class work, subject assessments and individual students’ School reports, enable us to form a broader and deeper picture of each boy’s reading, writing, spelling, grammar use and numeracy skills. This helps with the identification of strengths and areas for improvement for each student.

Each family of boys in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will receive a letter from the School regarding the NAPLAN tests for 2019. Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the NAPLAN, then please make contact with Ceri Slinger, Head of Junior Years, Learning and Teaching, or Sam Cheesman, Director of Studies, in the Senior School.

If you wish to know more regarding NAPLAN, please see ACARA’s information sheet, available here: NAPLAN on paper – parent information.