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The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It is commissioned by the Education Council, a council of ministers from all states and territories that works to ensure high‐quality schooling and early childhood development experiences for all young Australians.

The NAPLAN tests, coordinated by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), are administered simultaneously in all schools across Australia by the relevant state test administration authority. The Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) is the test administration authority for all schools in South Australia.

Information for parents

Information for parents can be found on the National Assessment Program website.

A NAPLAN factsheet for parents and a brochure explaining the student results report information to parents are available to download from the parent/carer support section of the National Assessment Program website.

Information for schools and principals

Information for the 2017 NAPLAN will be circulated at the beginning of the new school year.

Handbooks and guides

Marking the NAPLAN writing task

Congratulations to all markers who participated in NAPLAN Marking 2016. Applications for NAPLAN Marking in 2017 will open again towards the end of the year.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for NAPLAN Marking 2017 please decd.markingcentre [at] sa.gov.au (email the marking centre).

If you have any questions, please email decd.markingcentre [at] sa.gov.au or phone (08) 8226 3269.

South Australian sector contacts

Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)

Brioney Hirst
Manager, Student Achievement Information
Phone: 8226 3269
Email: decd.sa.taa [at] sa.gov.au

Catholic Education South Australia (CESA)

Ray Moritz
Senior Education Adviser Educational Measurement
Phone: 8301 6136
Email: ray.moritz [at] cesa.catholic.edu.au

More information for Catholic schools can be found on the CESA website

Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA)

Rosemary Kadow
Educational consultant
Phone: 8179 1415
Email: kadowr [at] ais.sa.edu.au

More information for independent schools can be found on the AISSA website.