NAPLAN Testing

The 2017 NAPLAN tests will be conducted over three days from Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 May. 

There is an important change to the administration of the NAPLAN tests in 2017:

  • Year 7 and Year 9 students will now sit one numeracy test session instead of two. The number of questions has been reduced from 64 to 48. The test includes two parts: Part A (where a calculator is allowed) and Part B (where a calculator is not allowed). 

Important information for Year 9 students and their parents:

From 2020, students need to demonstrate a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to be eligible for the HSC. Students can demonstrate they have met the standard by achieving a pass in online reading, writing and numeracy tests. These tests will be available from 2018, and students will have multiple opportunities to sit them in Years 10, 11 and 12.

Students who achieve a Band 8 or above in Year 9 NAPLAN reading, writing and numeracy tests from 2017 will prequalify for the minimum standard and will not need to sit the online tests. No student will be prevented from sitting for the HSC on the basis of their NAPLAN results.