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Armidale Secondary College

Armidale Secondary College

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Upcoming events






13-25 March


All day


The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a literacy and numeracy assessment that students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit each year. It is the only national assessment all Australian students have the opportunity to undertake. As students progress through their school years, it is important to check how well they are learning the essential skills of reading, writing and numeracy. NAPLAN assesses the literacy and numeracy skills that students are learning through the school curriculum and allows parents/carers to see how their child is progressing against national standards. NAPLAN is just one aspect of a school’s assessment and reporting process. It does not replace ongoing assessments made by teachers about student performance, but it can provide teachers with additional information about students’ educational progress. NAPLAN also provides schools, education authorities and governments with information about how education programs are working and whether young Australians are achieving important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy. NAPLAN will be run at Armidale Secondary College from the 13th to the 25th of March 2024. They will be scheduled during classes and will be in the MPC. Year 7 Writing 13th - Reading 15th - Conventions of Lanuages 18th - Numeracy 22nd Year 8 Writing 14th - Reading 19th - Conventions of Languages 20th - Numeracy 25th. Catchup sessions for any student absent during and of the tests will be run throughout the week. What can I do to support my child? Students are not expected to study for NAPLAN. You can support your child by reassuring them that NAPLAN is a part of their school program and reminding them to simply do their best. Some explanation of NAPLAN is useful to help students understand and be comfortable with the format of the tests; however, it is not necessary for parents/carers to do this. Teachers will ensure students are familiar with the types of questions in the tests and will provide appropriate support and guidance.