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NAPLAN reporting update

Date of Publication: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

About 4% of students who sat the NAPLAN tests in May will see a very small improvement to their scores, following a review of the short answer numeracy test results for South Australia.

The updated results have been forwarded to the Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority for inclusion in the final report for NAPLAN, to be published later this year.

The review, initiated by the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) followed queries from parents about the response to a particular question. The review identified about 0.1% of answers required correction, affecting about 4% of students across all year levels.

There are about 3 million short answer questions marked as part of the 2016 NAPLAN process.

The department has worked closely with the contractor engaged to mark NAPLAN tests in South Australia to identify the students and correct the data.

Affected schools have been notified, and parents of affected students will receive a revised Individual Student Report through their school at the beginning of Term 4.

The increase to the overall South Australian numeracy results for 2016 is minimal.

Parents seeking further information should direct enquiries through their school in the first instance.