NAPLAN Results out beginning of Term 3

June 2024


NAPLAN student results available from the start of Term 3

As students progress through their school years, it is important to check how well they are learning the essential skills of literacy and numeracy.

NAPLAN is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 and the only national literacy and numeracy assessment all Australian students have the opportunity to undertake.

Parents and carers of students who participated in this year’s NAPLAN assessment in March will soon receive an individual student report (ISR) of their child’s results.

These reports, which provide useful information on a student’s results in reading, writing, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy, will be provided to schools from the start of Term 3. Specific timing details are determined by the relevant state or territory test administration authority (TAA).

NAPLAN individual student results are reported against proficiency standards. There are 4 levels of proficiency, which provide parents and carers with clear information on their child’s achievement:

  • Exceeding: the student’s result exceeds expectations at the time of testing.
  • Strong: the student’s result meets challenging but reasonable expectations at the time of testing.
  • Developing: the student’s result indicates that they are working towards expectations at the time of testing.
  • Needs additional support: the student’s result indicates that they are not achieving the learning outcomes that are expected at the time of testing. They are likely to need additional support to progress satisfactorily.

The standards are set at a challenging but reasonable expectation of what students know and can do at the time of testing.

The front page of the ISR provides general information about the tests and an explanation of how to read the report. The student’s results in each of the assessment areas are set out in the middle pages of the report. The final page of the ISR provides a brief summary of the skills typically demonstrated by students at each of the proficiency levels.

Your child’s teacher will have the best insight into your child’s progress. Along with other school assessment reports, parents and carers can use the NAPLAN individual student reports to discuss their child’s progress with their teacher.

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) oversees the NAPLAN program and publishes information about ISRs:

For more information about NAPLAN, visit


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