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    What is NAPLAN?

    It’s a nation-wide test that is taken by every student in grade 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN stands for National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy. The test covers writing, spelling, reading, grammar and numeracy.



    Why is it important?

    NAPLAN is used by governments, colleges, teachers and educational institutions to assess whether Australian students have the necessary literacy skills and numeracy skills to support them in further education. It provides an indication of how students perform compared to other students and schools around the country, and what areas they could be improving in. It also provides insight into the skills students struggle with and those skills that need further development.

    While there are questions surrounding NAPLAN ‘s benefits, it still remains a standard part of all schooling in the country. A lack of basic literacy and numeracy skills can prevent students from understanding and learning more complex content as they advance through their education. This can lead to debilitating knowledge gaps and to more serious problems in senior years. It is essential to provide the appropriate resources and support, not only to help the students prepare for NAPLAN, but also to help them gain lifelong literacy and numeracy skills.



    How to help your child prepare?

    A common source of concern among parents is precisely how (and how much) to help their child prepare for NAPLAN. Preparing a student for NAPLAN is different to preparing them for other assessments or tests. This is largely because NAPLAN examines everything: a students’ reading, writing, spelling and mathematical abilities. These core skills aren’t something which can really be memorised or “crammed for” — they have to be developed over time. The questions in NAPLAN are typically ones that force the student to think for themselves rather than recalling knowledge.

    Even so, there are practical ways to boost your child’s confidence in their own abilities, and prepare them for the unique variety of NAPLAN questions. This includes completing past papers and practice tests, and working through various NAPLAN programs with a tutor which might identify and target knowledge gaps.



    Sources of past papers and practice tests

    ACARA – It stands for the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. They are a great resource and have compiled all the past exam papers available into a handy resource to help students prepare for NAPLAN. They are full exam papers and take time to do and to mark properly. Great for practice close to the real exam as these past papers are the real thing, not an approximation.

    NAP – This stands for National Assessment Program. They provide “official” practice tests to support exam preparation. It’s a great way to familiarise yourself with the layout and different sections of the test. Plus they provide answers which is very helpful!

    QCAA – Stands for Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority. This is really a great resource, often overlooked. They provide shorter exam sets for practice. They are effectively drills that can be used quickly to target or practice specific areas without having to do a whole exam.



    NAPLAN past papers and practice tests:



    Year 3 NAPLAN



    ACARA Tests



    2008 – Year 3 All Tests Answers
    2008 – Year 3 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2008 – Year 3 Numeracy Past Paper
    2008 – Year 3 Reading Past Paper
    2008 – Year 3 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2008 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2009 – Year 3 All Tests Answers
    2009 – Year 3 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2009 – Year 3 Numeracy Past Paper
    2009 – Year 3 Reading Past Paper
    2009 – Year 3 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2009 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2010 – Year 3 All Tests Answers
    2010 – Year 3 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2010 – Year 3 Numeracy Past Paper
    2010 – Year 3 Reading Past Paper
    2010 – Year 3 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2010 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2011 – Year 3 All Tests Answers
    2011 – Year 3 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2011 – Year 3 Numeracy Past Paper
    2011 – Year 3 Reading Past Paper
    2011 – Year 3 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2011 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2012 – Year 3 All Tests Answers
    2012 – Year 3 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2012 – Year 3 Numeracy Past Paper
    2012 – Year 3 Reading Past Paper
    2012 – Year 3 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2012 – Year 3 Writing Past Paper
    2012 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2013 – Year 3 All Tests Answers
    2013 – Year 3 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2013 – Year 3 Numeracy Past Paper
    2013 – Year 3 Reading Past Paper
    2013 – Year 3 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2013 – Year 3 Writing Past Paper
    2013 – Year 3 Writing Prompt Past Paper
    2013 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2014 – Year 3 All Tests Answers
    2014 – Year 3 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2014 – Year 3 Numeracy Past Paper
    2014 – Year 3 Reading Past Paper
    2014 – Year 3 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2014 – Year 3 Writing Past Paper
    2014 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2015 – Year 3 All Tests Answers
    2015 – Year 3 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2015 – Year 3 Numeracy Past Paper
    2015 – Year 3 Reading Past Paper
    2015 – Year 3 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2015 – Year 3 Writing Past Paper
    2015 – Year 3 Writing Prompt Past Paper


    2016 – Year 3 All Tests Answers
    2016 – Year 3 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2016 – Year 3 Numeracy Past Paper
    2016 – Year 3 Reading Past Paper
    2016 – Year 3 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2016 – Year 3 Writing Past Paper
    2016 – Year 3 Writing Prompt Past Paper

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    NAP Tests



    Year 3 Language Conventions Practice Test
    Year 3 Language Conventions Answers
    Year 3 Numeracy Practice Test
    Year 3 Numeracy Answers
    Year 3 Reading Practice Test
    Year 3 Reading Answers
    Year 3 Reading Magazine Practice Test

    Year 3 Demo Test

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    QCAA Tests

    Year 3 Reading Practice Test
    Writing (All Grades) Practice Test
    Year 3 Language Conventions Practice Test
    Year 3 Numeracy Practice Test

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    Year 5 NAPLAN



    ACARA Tests



    2008 – Year 5 All Tests Answers
    2008 – Year 5 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2008 – Year 5 Numeracy Past Paper
    2008 – Year 5 Reading Past Paper
    2008 – Year 5 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2008 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2009 – Year 5 All Tests Answers
    2009 – Year 5 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2009 – Year 5 Numeracy Past Paper
    2009 – Year 5 Reading Past Paper
    2009 – Year 5 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2009 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2010 – Year 5 All Tests Answers
    2010 – Year 5 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2010 – Year 5 Numeracy Past Paper
    2010 – Year 5 Reading Past Paper
    2010 – Year 5 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2010 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2011 – Year 5 All Tests Answers
    2011 – Year 5 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2011 – Year 5 Numeracy Past Paper
    2011 – Year 5 Reading Past Paper
    2011 – Year 5 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2011 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2012 – Year 5 All Tests Answers
    2012 – Year 5 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2012 – Year 5 Numeracy Past Paper
    2012 – Year 5 Reading Past Paper
    2012 – Year 5 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2012 – Year 5 Writing Past Paper
    2012 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2013 – Year 5 All Tests Answers
    2013 – Year 5 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2013 – Year 5 Numeracy Past Paper
    2013 – Year 5 Reading Past Paper
    2013 – Year 5 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2013 – Year 5 Writing Past Paper
    2013 – Year 5 Writing Prompt Past Paper
    2013 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2014 – Year 5 All Tests Answers
    2014 – Year 5 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2014 – Year 5 Numeracy Past Paper
    2014 – Year 5 Reading Past Paper
    2014 – Year 5 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2014 – Year 5 Writing Past Paper
    2014 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2015 – Year 5 All Tests Answers
    2015 – Year 5 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2015 – Year 5 Numeracy Past Paper
    2015 – Year 5 Reading Past Paper
    2015 – Year 5 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2015 – Year 5 Writing Past Paper
    2015 – Year 5 Writing Prompt Past Paper


    2016 – Year 5 All Tests Answers
    2016 – Year 5 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2016 – Year 5 Numeracy Past Paper
    2016 – Year 5 Reading Past Paper
    2016 – Year 5 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2016 – Year 5 Writing Past Paper
    2016 – Year 5 Writing Prompt Past Paper

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    NAP Tests



    Year 5 Language Conventions Practice Test
    Year 5 Language Conventions Answers
    Year 5 Numeracy Practice Test
    Year 5 Numeracy Answers
    Year 5 Reading Answers

    Year 5 Demo Test

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    QCAA Tests

    Year 5 Language Conventions Practice Test
    Year 5 Numeracy Practice Test
    Year 5 Reading Practice Test
    Writing (All Grades) Practice Test

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    Year 7 NAPLAN



    ACARA Tests



    2008 – Year 7 All Tests Answers
    2008 – Year 7 Language conventions Past Paper
    2008 – Year 7 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2008 – Year 7 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2008 – Year 7 Reading Past Paper
    2008 – Year 7 Reading magazine Past Paper
    2008 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2009 – Year 7 All Tests Answers
    2009 – Year 7 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2009 – Year 7 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2009 – Year 7 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2009 – Year 7 Reading Past Paper
    2009 – Year 7 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2009 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2010 – Year 7 All Tests Answers
    2010 – Year 7 Language conventions Past Paper
    2010 – Year 7 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2010 – Year 7 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2010 – Year 7 Reading Past Paper
    2010 – Year 7 Reading magazine Past Paper
    2010 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2011 – Year 7 All Tests Answers
    2011 – Year 7 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2011 – Year 7 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2011 – Year 7 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2011 – Year 7 Reading Past Paper
    2011 – Year 7 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2011 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2012 – Year 7 All Tests Answers
    2012 – Year 7 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2012 – Year 7 Numeracy (Calculator Allowed) Past Paper
    2012 – Year 7 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2012 – Year 7 Reading Past Paper
    2012 – Year 7 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2012 – Year 7 Writing Past Paper
    2012 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2013 – Year 7 All Tests Answers
    2013 – Year 7 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2013 – Year 7 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2013 – Year 7 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2013 – Year 7 Reading Past Paper
    2013 – Year 7 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2013 – Year 7 Writing Past Paper
    2013 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2014 – Year 7 All Tests Answers
    2014 – Year 7 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2014 – Year 7 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2014 – Year 7 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2014 – Year 7 Reading Past Paper
    2014 – Year 7 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2014 – Year 7 Writing Past Paper
    2014 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2015 – Year 7 All Tests Answers
    2015 – Year 7 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2015 – Year 7 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2015 – Year 7 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2015 – Year 7 Reading Past Paper
    2015 – Year 7 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2015 – Year 7 Writing Past Paper
    2015 – Year 7 Writing Prompt Past Paper


    2016 – Year 7 All Tests Answers
    2016 – Year 7 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2016 – Year 7 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2016 – Year 7 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2016 – Year 7 Reading Past Paper
    2016 – Year 7 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2016 – Year 7 Writing Past Paper
    2016 – Year 7 Writing Prompt Past Paper

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    NAP Tests



    Year 7 Language Conventions Practice Test
    Year 7 Language Conventions Answers
    Year 7 Numeracy Answers
    Year 7 Numeracy (Calculator) Practice Test
    Year 7 Numeracy (No Calculator) Practice Test
    Year 7 Reading Practice Test
    Year 7 Reading Answers
    Year 7 Reading Magazine Practice Test

    Year 7 Demo Test

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    QCAA Tests

    Year 7 Language Conventions Practice Test
    Year 7 Numeracy Practice Test
    Year 7 Reading Practice Test
    Writing (All Grades) Practice Test

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    Year 9 NAPLAN



    ACARA Tests



    2008 – Year 9 All Tests Answers
    2008 – Year 9 Language conventions Past Paper
    2008 – Year 9 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2008 – Year 9 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2008 – Year 9 Reading Past Paper
    2008 – Year 9 Reading magazine Past Paper
    2008 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2009 – Year 9 All Tests Answers
    2009 – Year 9 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2009 – Year 9 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2009 – Year 9 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2009 – Year 9 Reading Past Paper
    2009 – Year 9 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2009 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2010 – Year 9 All Tests Answers
    2010 – Year 9 Language conventions Past Paper
    2010 – Year 9 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2010 – Year 9 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2010 – Year 9 Reading Past Paper
    2010 – Year 9 Reading magazine Past Paper
    2010 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2011 – Year 9 All Tests Answers
    2011 – Year 9 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2011 – Year 9 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2011 – Year 9 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2011 – Year 9 Reading Past Paper
    2011 – Year 9 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2011 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2012 – Year 9 All Tests Answers
    2012 – Year 9 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2012 – Year 9 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2012 – Year 9 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2012 – Year 9 Reading Past Paper
    2012 – Year 9 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2012 – Year 9 Writing Past Paper
    2012 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2013 – Year 9 All Tests Answers
    2013 – Year 9 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2013 – Year 9 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2013 – Year 9 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2013 – Year 9 Reading Past Paper
    2013 – Year 9 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2013 – Year 9 Writing Past Paper
    2013 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2014 – Year 9 All Tests Answers
    2014 – Year 9 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2014 – Year 9 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2014 – Year 9 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2014 – Year 9 Reading Past Paper
    2014 – Year 9 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2014 – Year 9 Writing Past Paper
    2014 – Writing Prompts (All Grades) Past Paper


    2015 – Year 9 All Tests Answers
    2015 – Year 9 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2015 – Year 9 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2015 – Year 9 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2015 – Year 9 Reading Past Paper
    2015 – Year 9 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2015 – Year 9 Writing Past Paper
    2015 – Year 9 Writing Prompt Past Paper


    2016 – Year 9 All Tests Answers
    2016 – Year 9 Language Conventions Past Paper
    2016 – Year 9 Numeracy (Calculator) Past Paper
    2016 – Year 9 Numeracy (No Calculator) Past Paper
    2016 – Year 9 Reading Past Paper
    2016 – Year 9 Reading Magazine Past Paper
    2016 – Year 9 Writing Past Paper
    2016 – Year 9 Writing Prompt Past Paper

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    NAP Tests



    Year 9 Langauge Conventions Practice Test
    Year 9 Langauge Conventions Answers
    Year 9 Numeracy Answers
    Year 9 Numeracy (Calculator) Practice Test
    Year 9 Numeracy (No Calculator) Practice Test
    Year 9 Reading Practice Test
    Year 9 Reading Answers
    Year 9 Reading Magazine Practice Test

    Year 9 Demo Test

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    QCAA Tests

    Year 9 Langaugae Conventions Practice Test
    Year 9 Reading Practice Test
    Writing (All Grades) Practice Test
    Year 9 Numeracy Practice Test

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