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NAPLAN Resources

NAPLAN tests the skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum. The areas of study tested are:

Reading

Students are provided with a magazine containing a range of texts that illustrate different writing styles. Students read the texts provided then answer related questions in a separate booklet.

Persuasive Writing

Criteria Description of persuasive writing marking criterion
Audience The writer’s capacity to orient, engage and persuade the reader
Text structure The organisation of the structural components of a persuasive text (introduction, body and conclusion) into an appropriate and effective text structure
Ideas The selection, relevance and elaboration of ideas for a persuasive argument
Persuasive devices The use of a range of persuasive devices to enhance the writer’s position and persuade the reader
Vocabulary The range and precision of contextually appropriate language choices
Cohesion The control of multiple threads and relationships across the text, achieved through the use of grammatical elements (referring words, text connectives, conjunctions) and lexical elements (substitutions, repetitions, word associations)
Paragraphing The segmenting of text into paragraphs that assists the reader to follow the line of argument
Sentence structure The production of grammatically correct, structurally sound and meaningful sentences
Punctuation The use of correct and appropriate punctuation to aid the reading of the text
Spelling The accuracy of spelling and the difficulty of the words used

Download here for full details of assessing Persuasive Writing: Marking Guide (Persuasive)

Narrative Writing

Criteria Description of narrative writing marking criterion
Audience The writer’s capacity to orient, engage and persuade the reader
Text structure The organisation of narrative features including orientation, complication and resolution into an appropriate and effective text structure
Ideas The creation, selection and crafting of ideas for a narrative
Character and setting Character: The portrayal and development of character. Setting: The development of a sense of place, time and atmosphere
Vocabulary The range and precision of contextually appropriate language choices
Cohesion The control of multiple threads and relationships across the text, achieved through the use of grammatical elements (referring words, text connectives, conjunctions) and lexical elements (substitutions, repetitions, word associations)
Paragraphing The segmenting of text into paragraphs that assists the reader to negotiate the narrative
Sentence structure The production of grammatically correct, structurally sound and meaningful sentences
Punctuation The use of correct and appropriate punctuation to aid the reading of the text
Spelling The accuracy of spelling and the difficulty of the words used

Download here for full details of assessing Narrative Writing: Marking Guide (Narrative)

Language Conventions

The content of the language conventions tests include spelling, grammar and punctuation, which are explicitly assessed in context.

Numeracy

The numeracy tests assess the proficiency strands of understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning across the three content strands of mathematics: number and algebra; measurement and geometry; and statistics and probability.

Practicing using NAPLAN Online

NAPLAN Tests will be going online across schools. Here’s a link to help your child practice doing the test in an online environment: NAPLAN Online Demonstration

Source: www.nap.edu.au

NAPLAN Past Papers

NAPLAN tests listed below have previously been released under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act), All you have to do is to click on the links below to start your download.

Please note, ACARA does not grant you any copyright rights in relation to these past papers. The NAPLAN tests are subject to copyright restrictions and are for personal use only.

Practice Exam Papers

From 2017, the NAPLAN tests will include some new types of questions, such as questions with multiple choices. Students may also be asked to answer questions that require them to look at two reading texts on the same topic. Attached below is a sample test students can use to show the range of question types in the tests.

Source: www.nap.edu.au

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