Year 7 NAPLAN Tests
Congratulations to all of our year 7 students who have Successfully complete the NAPLAN tests.
NAPLAN tests are held during May each year. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has responsibility for the development and central management of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). At Edgars Creek approximately 120 students undertook the series of 5 tests with students sitting the following tests:
- Language (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
- Mathematics (calculator)
- Mathematics (non-calculator)
Purpose of NAPLAN
NAPLAN is the measure through which governments, education authorities, schools, teachers and parents can determine whether or not young Australians have the literacy and numeracy skills that provide the critical foundation for other learning and for their productive and rewarding participation in the community.
NAPLAN is primarily an assessment of learning, so our school works closely with teachers and students to prepare the students so that they are familiar with the test processes and formats, but it is important they that we do not encourage students to over rehearsed as this does not allow the student own abilities to be determined.
The tests are not a high stakes event in a student's education. It is a snapshot of a student's current abilities. The tests do not measure higher-order thinking skills or creativity. NAPLAN is a tool intended to be used for school improvement and to enable teachers to pinpoint the individual learning needs of students.
The school strictly observes the national Code of Conduct including:
- NAPLAN is a national assessment, and all eligible students are expected to participate.
- NAPLAN should be accessible to all eligible students to demonstrate their actual skills and knowledge.
- Disability adjustments that are appropriate for students to access, and participate in, the tests should be granted.
- It is unacceptable to exert influence on parents to withdraw their children from testing.
We are very proud of the way our students approached the NAPLAN tests, the students demonstrated the school value of Respect by being highly respectful of other students whilst undertaking the tests; the value of Look to Inspire Yourself by demonstrating their self-discipline and the school value of Embrace Learning by being focused and ensuring they completed the test to best of their abilities.
Assistant Principal - Curriculum Innovations & Strategic Planning