Information for Parents

NAPLAN 2017 tests were held on 9-11 May.

NAPLAN is a valuable assessment tool for governments, schools and parents to understand and improve the literacy and numeracy outcomes of Australian students.

NAPLAN provides parents of students in Years 3/5/7/9 with a report on their child’s performance in literacy and numeracy against the national average. Schools and teachers use NAPLAN data to improve teaching and learning programs in the classroom.

Specific information regarding the program, including details about the tests, participation, special provisions and a wide range of other issues can be found on the NAP website.

The VCAA has forwarded student reports directly to schools.  Parents with queries regarding the distribution of the NAPLAN reports should contact their child's school in the first instance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NAPLAN


NAPLAN Parent Information Pamphlets (2017)

The NAPLAN Parent Information Pamphlet  provides information specifically for parents/carers.

Translations of the NAPLAN Parent Information Pamphlet are available in the following languages:


Student Report Information for Parents (2017)

The Student Report Information for Parents sheet provides information about how to read individual student reports.

Translations of the Student Report Information for Parents sheet are available in the following languages: