National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy
At Chifley College Mount Druitt NAPLAN takes place in Term 2 Week 3, as in all schools. Year 7 and Year 9 students sit their exams in the hall under the supervision of their teachers, coordinated by Teaching and Learning staff.
NAPLAN is a snapshot in time of a student's ability to perform certain literacy and numeracy tasks. It is just one test on one day and results may be negatively affected by anxiety, illness or attitude on the day. Students are not given any support to complete these tests.
NAPLAN does not assess the broad curriculum offered by our public schools. It is not a measure of the worth of a school. NAPLAN is designed by the Australian Council for Educational Research as a diagnostic test to inform teachers and parents about areas for improvement.
NAPLAN provides useful information for Learning and Support Teachers who work with individual students and give advice teachers about modifying programs for students who have literacy and numeracy difficulties. Students in Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 take part in the tests. Each student completes tests in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (grammar and spelling) and Numeracy, both calculator and non-calculator.
If you would like some more information on the NAPLAN examinations please visit the NAPLAN website.