The National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) started in 2008.Ā It annually tests more than a million AustralianĀ students in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 in their basic skills.

TheĀ tests are held each May, covering reading, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation and numeracy.Ā Results are sent to parents, as objectiveĀ information onĀ how their children are progressing and should be incorporated into each student’s learning plan.

Broader results are also published on the Myschool website and are used for targeted federal funding to schools. NAPLAN data also formed the basis of the Gonksi Review into school funding.

Special Needs Adjustments

In line with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, children with special needs are allowed a variety of assistance to ensure they have equal opportunity to participate in NAPLAN.

Read SAASSO’s bulletin to see what assistance your child is entitled to.

Click the links below for more information on getting support for your child.

NAPLAN Disability Adjustment Scenarios….

NAPLAN National Protocols….Ā 


NAPLAN Senate Inquiry


In March, The Australian Government released its report on the inquiry into the controversial NAPLAN tests.

Download the report here.

Read what South Australia’s parents think of NAPLAN.


Ā SAASSO NAPLAN Summary 2012


SAASSO NAPLAN Summary 2010