Release date: 08/05/2022

The annual NAPLAN assessment begins tomorrow (May 10), with over 84,000 students eligible to take part in the tests across South Australia.

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 and are administered in schools across the country in May each year.

The NAPLAN testing moves online this year with the test tailored to match a student’s ability – questions appear more or less difficult, based on how students are performing during the test.

This year, in order to increase flexibility and to help maximise school participation, an additional week has been made available for schools to complete the process which will take place from May 10-20.

Schools are being encouraged to test, where practicable, all eligible students that are in attendance during the test window.

In 2023, NAPLAN will move to mid-March in Term One in the hope it will better assess the support students will need in the coming year.


Attributable to Minister for Education, Training and Skills Blair Boyer

It is important to remember that NAPLAN is not about passing or failing.

It is just one tool that is used by schools and teachers to determine how a student’s learning is developing.

NAPLAN is tailored to each age group in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 to evaluate how skills are developing in writing, reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation and numeracy.

We just need to remind our kids that we only ask they do the best they can on the day.