NAPLAN will be completed by all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in all government and non-government schools.


Tuesday 10 May, Language Conventions & Writing

Wednesday 11 May, Reading

Thursday 12 May, Numeracy

Friday 13 May. A ‘catch-up’ day is scheduled for students who missed a test or were absent on a test day.

NAPLAN tests fundamental skills rather than specific content, and as such is not a test for which students can study or drill. The best way you can help your child prepare for NAPLAN is to let them know that NAPLAN is just one part of their school program, and to urge them to simply do the best they can on the day. The use of services by coaching providers is not recommended.

The results of the tests will provide important information to the school about what each student can do, and will be used to support teaching and learning programs. Each student’s level of achievement will be reported against the national minimum standard.

Please ensure your student makes arrangements to bring the required equipment.

  • 2B or HB pencil, or a black ballpoint pen (pencils are no longer provided by BoSTES)
  • Pencil sharpener and eraser
  • One blank piece of paper in the language conventions test, which is to be collected by a test administrator at the end of the test
  • One piece of blank paper for planning the writing test, which will be collected separately by the Test Administrator at the end of the test
  • Blank paper for working in each numeracy test
  • Calculators for the Numeracy Calculator Allowed tests (student should use the calculator that they currently use at school)
  • A book or material for some other quiet activity if they finish the test early

In the numeracy tests students do not require any measuring tools such as rulers or protractors.

Unauthorised equipment includes mobile phone, dictionary, smart watch or other internet- or Bluetooth-enabled device