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Testing and assessment

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​Personalised assessment calendars are distributed to Year 9 to 12 students at the start of each semester.  Years 7 and 8 students receive calendars at the start of each term.

NAPLAN TESTING

Testing for this year's NAPLAN will be conducted for students from 11 – 14 May 2021.  

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be completed by all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in all government and non-government schools.  NAPLAN has the support of all State and Territory Education Ministers and will assess the literacy and numeracy learning of students in all Australian schools. 

The results of the tests will provide important information to schools about what each student can do, and will be used to support teaching and learning programs.  Parents will receive a report indicating their child's level of achievement.  Each student's level of achievement will be reported against the national minimum standard.

Background information (student name, gender, date of birth, language background and Aboriginality) will be collected as part of the National Assessment Program.  This information is treated confidentially and held securely to ensure that every student's right to privacy is maintained.

EXEMPTION FROM NAPLAN

Students may be considered for exemption from the tests if:

  • they are newly arrived in Australia (less than one year before the test) and with a language background other than English, or
  • they have significant intellectual disability and/or significant co-existing conditions which severely limit their capacity to participate in the tests.​
Students may be withdrawn from NAPLAN by their parent or carer.  This is a matter for consideration by parents and carers in consultation with the School.  If you wish to withdraw your child from the tests you must sign a parent/carer consent form.

RECORD OF WITHDRAWAL FORM.pdf

All other students are expected to participate in the tests.  Special provisions, which reflect the student's normal level of support in the classroom, can be provided and you would have discussed this with your child's DLH Case Coordinator or the L​earning Enhancement Department.  A parent or carer consent form must also be signed.

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS​

Do not go to House Group – Go straight to testing venues.

Please bring the following:

  • Blue or black pen
  • 2b or HB pencil (not mechanical pacer types)
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Calculator (Thursday)
TUESDAY 11 MAY

Language Conventions - 45 minute paper

Assesses spelling, grammar and punctuation

Writing 40 minute paper

Assesses one of two text types, either narrative writing or persuasive writing

WEDNESDAY 12 MAY
Reading65 minute paper
Assesses reading of written English
​THURSDAY 13 MAY
Numeracy 65 minute paper
Part A calculator
Part B non-calculator

Assesses three strands of mathematics: number and algebra; measurements and geometry; and statistics and probability 

Friday 14 May – A 'catch-up' day is scheduled for students who missed a test or were absent on a test day.

Thank you for your careful consideration of NAPLAN Testing 2021. For further information about NAPLAN Testing, visit the NAP (National Assessment Program) website at:  http://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/parent-carer-support

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Linda Hooper via email lhoop35@eq.edu.au.

SENIOR SCHOOL TESTING & ASSESSMENT 

Testing and Assessment in Years 11 and 12 is carried out in accordance with the school's Senior Assessment Policy. 

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) recognises that some students have disability, impairment and/or medical conditions, or experience other circumstances that may be a barrier to their performance in assessment. Access arrangements and reasonable adjustments (AARA) are designed to assist these students.

Year 11 and 12 students have exam blocks at the end of each semester. Timetables are distributed to students and emailed to parents/carers prior to the commencement of each exam block.

Please find below, the updated Year 11 Term 2 Assessment Block

2021 Unit 1 Term 2 Assessment Block Yr 11 - Students V3.pdf

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Last reviewed 07 May 2021
Last updated 07 May 2021