Literacy and Numeracy Testing (NAPLAN)
year, the National Literacy and Numeracy
Test (NAPLAN) for all Year 7 and 9 students will run from 12-14 May. The
testing schedule and school timetable information is available on the website
and Facebook page.
NAPLAN test receives a lot of attention in the media and there is a lot of
contradictory information about it. At
Urangan SHS, we are working very hard to provide
an education which suits the needs of each individual student. We are constantly reviewing and improving
established programs and practices and developing new ones in our efforts to
provide differentiated teaching and learning for your/our students. At Urangan SHS we use the NAPLAN results to
assist us because the data we receive tells us a lot about what your individual
student needs in order to grow and improve as learners. The NAPLAN data is therefore a very useful tool
for us because it helps us to make the best decisions possible about how to
design teaching and learning.
is therefore very important that students complete each test to the very best
of their ability so that the individual data we have on each student is as
accurate as possible.
Tips to help your
child be ready for NAPLAN:
Help your student understand the purpose of
the testing tools – to give us information about them to improve our teaching
Help your student manage anxiety and nerves
Ensure your student gets adequate sleep and
Make sure your student has a nutritious
breakfast each morning and arrives to school in plenty of time
Ensure your student brings the required
equipment (lead pencils, erasers, calculator, a blue or black pen) and school
equipment for the rest of the day
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not
hesitate to contact Alexia Taylor at the school on (07) 4197 0111.