The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will take place in March this year and is designed to provide regular data on student achievement in the areas of literacy and numeracy - essential skills that each child needs to succeed. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in NAPLAN tests for reading, writing, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation), and numeracy. 

NAPLAN is a point-in-time assessment that allows you to see how your child is progressing in literacy and numeracy against the national standard and compared with their peers throughout Australia. King’s teachers frequently use NAPLAN to provide additional information about student progress and inform decisions about differentiation and targeted teaching in the classroom to improve future student outcomes.


At King’s, we expect and encourage all students to participate in NAPLAN testing and we are pleased with our established tradition of high levels of participation. During the testing window in March, catch-up tests will be offered for students who are absent on test days.

Support can be arranged for students with disabilities, particularly if the student regularly accesses similar support for school assessment tasks. Students may also be withdrawn from NAPLAN by their parent or carer. This is a matter of consideration by parents and carers in consultation with the school, and would require a signed withdrawal form.


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  • Keyboard for iPads (Years 5 & 7)

For parents of Year 3 and 5 students:

If you wish to discuss your child’s participation in NAPLAN, please email:

For parents of Year 7 and 9 students:

Please CLICK ON THIS LINK to register your intention for withdrawal or adjusted conditions. If you wish to discuss your child’s participation in NAPLAN, please email:

High School NAPLAN testing will take place in the morning sessions on the following dates: 

  • Writing: Wednesday, 15 March
  • Reading: Thursday, 16 March
  • Catch-up session: Friday, 17 March 
  • Conventions of Language: Monday, 20 March
  • Numeracy: Tuesday, 21 March
  • Catch-up session: Wednesday, 22 March


Later in the year, you will receive your child’s personal NAPLAN report describing their particular skills and how they performed in relation to national standards. The information you receive will be valuable in helping you consider your child’s literacy and numeracy progress. 

For more information about NAPLAN testing in Queensland, please click on the links below:

NAPLAN Overview InfographicNAPLAN online - information for parents and carersBrochure for parents/carers - Simple EnglishNAPLAN Public Demonstration Site