The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is rolling around again in Australia.  It will be conducted throughout Australia from Tuesday May 12 to Thursday May 14.  A number of teachers found the links I posted last year helpful so I thought I would search the Internet for helpful resources and research for teachers.  I hope these make your life easier.

Naplan 2008 Tests
Preparing for Naplan
NSW Public Schools
Research Developments
Research: Graphics and the National Numeracy Tests

Here comes NAPLAN!

In May 2008, Australian State and Territory based assessments will be replaced by the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). National assessments will be conducted in both literacy and numeracy for Grades 3, 5, 7 and 9. The assessments will be held on the 13th, 14th and 15th of May. I have included some links to sample papers that may help your students become more familiar with the layout of the assessments. I have found that photocopying practice papers on overhead transparency sheets (or displaying them on an interactive whiteboard) is a good way to introduce the format of an assessment to a whole class.