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NAPLAN helps put students first

Ministers:

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Minister for Education
Leader of the House

Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today reiterated the Government’s support for NAPLAN.

The 2014 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) National Report released today shows for the first time the achievements of an entire cohort of students as they progressed from Year 3 to Year 9.

“Parents and teachers know that NAPLAN is an important national resource where we are able to see at the individual, school, state and national level how our kids are performing.

“Every parent should have access to how their student is doing against national standards and in comparison with his or her peers as well as teachers, schools and education authorities.

“Without NAPLAN there would be no way of knowing if Australian students don’t have the foundations right in the key areas of literacy and numeracy. 

The Government is improving NAPLAN through the development of an online test. This will get results into the hands of parents and teachers much faster meaning they can work with all students to achieve their best.

“The Australian Government will continue to work with the states and territories to ensure the NAPLAN tests remain relevant and useful for students, schools and parents, and NAPLAN online is a major part of this,” Mr Pyne said. 

The full 2014 NAPLAN National Report can be found at: http://www.nap.edu.au/results-and-reports/national-reports.html