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 NAPLAN

NAPLAN (National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy)

It is important that all Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 St Augustine’s students participate in these tests. Parents of these students are therefore asked to please mark these dates on their calendars. Please ensure that these dates are kept free of any appointments.

Example tests for students to practise are available at the following website:

http://www.nap.edu.au/NAPLAN/The_tests/index.html

WRITING TEST

The genre of the Writing task is a persuasive style of writing in 2013, as it was in 2012 and 2011. The same task is used for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.

The Queensland Studies Authority has published the following writing practice tests for students:

http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/downloads/early_middle/3579_animal_cage.pdf

http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/downloads/early_middle/3579_mobile_phones.pdf

The marking guide for the NAPLAN Writing Test is available on the following website:

http://www.nap.edu.au/_Documents/PDF/2012%20Marking%20Guide.pdf

Students are encouraged to EITHER agree OR disagree – to take ONE side.

TEST PREPARATION MATERIALS

The Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) has published some test preparation materials for literacy on the following website:

http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/10524.html

And numeracy test preparation materials are at the following location:

http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/10523.html