The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are conducted in May for all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Each year, over one million students nationally sit the NAPLAN tests. All students in the same year level are assessed on the same test items in the assessment domains of reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. NAPLAN data provide parents, schools, governments and the non-government school sectors with important information about whether young Australians are reaching educational goals.
This FACT indicates year 7 performance in reading literacy at the end of the school year. It should be noted that for several states and territories, year 7 represents the end of primary school education.