NAPLAN Year 3: Things You Need to Know

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When NAPLAN is approaching, tensions in Australian families tend to rise. Our discussion of the seven essential things about Year 3 NAPLAN can help.       

The NAPLAN tests, though not compulsory, are taken by the vast majority of primary children in third and fifth grades.

According to ACARA, NAPLAN practice is a legitimate and trustworthy assessment tool. Many of the questions are based on the same evaluation scale, which makes it worthwhile for comparison and intervention reasons. Preparation is a great approach to dealing with the pressure of the NAPLAN exam. Parents can access such practice tests by buying books from the bookshops or to buy some practice tests online. Having your child do the tests online has its merits since the NAPLAN tests have moved online.      

To assist you in dealing with the pressure of the NAPLAN exam, here are 7 things you need to know.      


  • Ensure your child understands that NAPLAN is a part of the school’s program. Reassure your child that they will do their best on test day. It is essential to speak to your child’s teacher with any concerns and worries you may have prior. You can also ask them about NAPLAN and the school’s program.
  • Understand the NAPLAN testing process to help your child. You can find information about the test’s performance standards, sample assessments, and scoring guidelines. You can also watch a video explaining how to use the NAPLAN reporting system and the process of understanding individual student reports. For more information about the testing process, please visit the NAPLAN website.
  • Rest assured that your child’s results are kept confidential. Parents will receive a report of their child’s NAPLAN performance and be rest assured that teachers will not share or distribute specific students’ NAPLAN results with other people. The school and parents use the NAPLAN tests to gauge a student’s progress and offer intervention if necessary.

Understand the marking criteria for each test. In addition to reviewing the NAPLAN test materials, parents should also understand the marking criteria for each test. This helps them to help their child to do well in the test.           

  • Identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses. The NAPLAN tests are the most widely used assessment in the country. It is important to note that the NAPLAN tests are not perfect. The NAPLAN test will not account for special needs students. While some students may have difficulty answering questions, there are still ways to prepare for them. It is necessary to have a strategy to cope with a difficult situation.

You should also take the NAPLAN test seriously. This is a significant test for students. Make sure you are prepared. Your child should be comfortable with it.      You can also find samples of the NAPLAN tests on the Internet and encourage your child to do the tests.      

NAPLAN tests can be adjusted for special needs students. If your child has special needs, his or her teacher may need to consider alternative strategies. Many students may need more time to prepare and may feel overwhelmed. You’ll feel less stress when they have an advantage in the test and so will they.      


Practice makes perfect! Using NAPLAN practice tests in year three language conventions among the three tests will give your child a better understanding of what to expect on the day of the test for Language Conventions. It will also make your child  more confident and reduce the stress level. So, keep practising. There’s no need to panic! Sufficient practice will produce the desired results.