NAPLAN made simple

NAPLAN made simple

Throughout May kids all around the state have been sitting their National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests.It’s a nervous time for parents and teachers alike. NAPLAN is designed to test children’s basic reading, writing, comprehension and mathematical skills and the information captured is made public through the My Schools website so parents […]

By Katrina RoeWednesday 25 May 2011ParentingReading Time: 1 minute

Throughout May kids all around the state have been sitting their National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests.

It’s a nervous time for parents and teachers alike. NAPLAN is designed to test children’s basic reading, writing, comprehension and mathematical skills and the information captured is made public through the My Schools website so parents can compare like schools.

But it’s no simple exercise.  While there’s lots of information on the My Schools website, its not always clear how meaningful that information is.  So if you’ve been confused, you’re not alone.

Maralyn Parker is an education writer for the Daily Telegraph and she’s just published a new book called My School: What every parent needs to know about NAPLAN, the My School website and getting the best education for your child. Here she explains how it all works.

Listen Now – Maralyn Parker explains how the NAPLAN tests work