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Final year for year 7s doing NAPLAN in primary school

Students enrolled at the Year 7 to High School pilot schools will today receive their first taste of taking part in NAPLAN in a high school setting.

Students enrolled at the Year 7 to High School pilot schools will today receive their first taste of
taking part in NAPLAN in a high school setting.

359 Year 7s enrolled at John Pirie Secondary School, Wirreanda Secondary College and Mitcham
Girls High School will take part in the tests, which resume today after a year hiatus due to the
COVID-19 pandemic.

They are among 84,000 students from more than 700 schools taking part across the state with numbers up from about 82,000 students taking part in NAPLAN in 2019, when the testing was last held.

Students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are assessed across reading, writing, spelling, grammar and
punctuation and numeracy.

It will be the last time Year 7 students in South Australian government schools will take part in
NAPLAN in primary school before the move into high school in 2022.

Minister for Education John Gardner said South Australian schools are well prepared to support
their students through NAPLAN, particularly those who are doing the assessment online for the first
time.

The Department for Education expects more than 95% of South Australian schools across all
sectors to undertake NAPLAN testing online this year.

“Students should have confidence in the work they have done and are encouraged to do their best
on the day. This is not about passing or failing, but assessing learning progress to ensure schools
can provide the best support to their students,” said Minister Gardner.

“We are on a journey to building a world-class education system in South Australia and NAPLAN
assessment provides schools with useful information that is used alongside other data to help
teachers guide student learning.”

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