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We are rapidly approaching that time of year, where all Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students across Australia complete the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing. All students in these four year levels at St Peter’s College will complete the paper version of the test in 2018.

The results from these tests inform teachers and parents of each student’s progress against nationally agreed minimum standards for literacy and numeracy at each of the four year levels participating.

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 examples of 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.

Parents of students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will receive a letter from the School about the NAPLAN tests for 2018, which will be held during the third week of Term 2 (15-17 May). Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the NAPLAN, please contact Ceri Slinger, Head of Junior Years, Learning and Teaching Excellence on CSlinger@stpeters.sa.edu.au or 8404 0414 or Sam Cheesman, Assistant Director of Learning and Teaching Excellence on SCheesman@stpeters.sa.edu.au or 8404 043.

To learn more about NAPLAN, Ipleaseread the information from ACARA.

Sam Cheesman, Assistant Director of Learning and Teaching Excellence