NAPLAN: Using Results for Your Child’s Gain

In 2008 the National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) was introduced for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The purpose is to assess the literacy and numeracy learning of students in all Australian schools. In NSW the NAPLAN replaces the Basic Skills Tests (BST) English Language and Literacy Assessment (ELLA) and Secondary Numeracy Assessment Program (SNAP).

All parents of students involved and all schools should have now received their results. NAPLAN results indicate your child’s ability, your schools average and the national average achievements in Literacy and Numeracy.

Results that are gained from NAPLAN are of little use unless the data is used in a meaningful way to inform future directions. Where your child’s NAPLAN results are critically interpreted and analysed they can provide crucial information of gaps in your child’s learning that need to be filled for your child to move forward in their educational endeavours. Short and long term plans and strategies can be put in place to ensure that your child reaches their full potential at each stage of their development between now and the time that your child completes their schooling.

For more information contact Advanced Education Solutions (02) 9686 4239 or www.aestutors.com.au where a personal tutor can analyse your child’s results to help them reach their full potential.

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