NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM – LITERACY AND NUMERACY
NAPLAN 2013
Briefing for Test
Administrators
What is NAPLAN?
 The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy
(NAPLAN) is an assessment program for Australian students in
Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
 The results will provide information that may be used to plan new
programs and provide a useful source of feedback and guidance to
students, parents and teachers.
 NAPLAN will assist teachers in identifying students’ strengths and
weaknesses in Literacy and Numeracy and enable teachers to adjust
their teaching strategies to provide appropriate support.
 NAPLAN 2013 will be conducted across Australia from Tuesday 14
May to Thursday 16 May 2013.
 The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is
responsible for the implementation of the NAPLAN in Victorian
schools.
What is NAPLAN? (Year 3 and Year 5)
 The Year 3 and Year 5 NAPLAN 2013 will involve:
Language Conventions Test
Multiple choice / short answer questions covering Spelling,
Punctuation and Grammar.
Writing Test
Persuasive Writing based on a common prompt.
Reading Test
Multiple choice / short answer questions based on texts provided
in a reading magazine.
Numeracy Test
Multiple choice / short answer questions covering Number;
Algebra, Function and Pattern; Space; Measurement, Chance and
Data. Calculators are NOT permitted in this test.
What is NAPLAN? (Year 7 and Year 9)
 The Year 7 and Year 9 NAPLAN 2013 will involve:
Language Conventions Test
Multiple choice / short answer questions covering Spelling,
Punctuation and Grammar.
Writing Test
Persuasive writing based on a common prompt.
Reading Test
Multiple choice / short answer questions based on texts provided
in a reading stimulus magazine.
Numeracy Test (calculator allowed)
Multiple choice / short answer questions covering Number,
Algebra, Function and Pattern, Space, Measurement, Chance and
Data. Calculators ARE permitted in this test.
Numeracy Test (non-calculator)
Multiple choice / short answer questions covering Number, Space,
Measurement, Chance and Data and Structure.
Calculators are NOT permitted in this test.
Please note that there are no longer any practice questions
for Years 7 and 9.
Year 3 and Year 5 NAPLAN timetable
Date 2013
Test Session
Time
Introduction
and Practice
Questions
Test Time
Allocation
Language Conventions
Tuesday
14 May
Before recess
15 minutes
40 minutes
Writing
Tuesday
14 May
Before lunch
10 minutes
40 minutes
Reading
Wednesday
15 May
Before recess
10 minutes
45 minutes (Yr 3)
50 minutes (Yr 5)
Numeracy
Thursday
16 May
Before recess
10 minutes
45 minutes (Yr 3)
50 minutes (Yr 5)
Test
Year 7 and Year 9 NAPLAN timetable
Test
Date
2013
Test Session
Time
Introduction
Test Time
Allocation
Language
Conventions
Tuesday
14 May
Before recess
10 minutes
45 minutes
Writing
Tuesday
14 May
Before lunch
10 minutes
40 minutes
Reading
Wednesday
15 May
Before recess
10 minutes
65 minutes
Numeracy
(calculator)
Thursday
16 May
Before recess
10 minutes
40 minutes
Numeracy
(non-calculator)
Thursday
16 May
Before lunch
10 minutes
40 minutes
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
Each Test Administrator must be familiar with
 The Test Administration Scripts that are contained in the 2013
NAPLAN Test Administration Handbook for Teachers.
During all tests, you MAY:
 read and clarify general instructions
 remind students of the response types, e.g. shade a bubble
 advise students to leave a question if they are unsure of the answer
and move on to another question
 advise students to return to any unanswered questions if they have
time at the end
 provide students with general encouragement to continue.
During the Numeracy tests ONLY, you MAY:
 Read the questions to individual students, but you must not read the
numbers or symbols within the questions.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
During all tests, you MUST NOT provide the following assistance:
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give hints or examples
explain, paraphrase or interpret questions
indicate to students whether answers are correct or incorrect
remind students about related work completed in class
provide extra time.
During the Language Conventions test, you MUST NOT:
 read or sound out the spelling items to the students
 read any of the test questions
 write any spelling words for students, on the board or elsewhere.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
During the Writing test, you MUST NOT:
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discuss the Writing test
provide any structure or content, whether orally or in writing
prompt students
write for a student (except where a disability adjustment has been granted).
During the Reading test, you MUST NOT:
 read anything from the magazine
 read any test questions.
During the Numeracy tests, you MUST NOT:
 read the numbers or symbols
 explain the meaning of any symbols, numbers or mathematical terms
 interpret any graphs or diagrams.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
Before the Test
 On the morning of the test, collect the test materials for each student
from the NAPLAN coordinator.
Test materials include:
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Test books
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Writing stimulus sheet for the Writing test
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Reading magazine for the Reading test
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Printed Student Attendance forms if the administrator is not using
the Test Administration website during test days to record student
attendance.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
Recording Student Attendance For NAPLAN
All student attendance information will be collected online, via the
NAPLAN Test Administration website
https://www.naplanadmin.vic.edu.au
For each test session, test administrators are required to either:
 complete a printed Student Attendance form so that student
attendance information can be recorded on the Test Administration
website at a later time, or
 record student attendance information directly into the Test
Administration website.
All information relating to student attendance, exemptions,
withdrawals and withholding results must be recorded on the website
by close of business on Thursday 23 May 2013.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
For pre-enrolled students – using a
printed Student Attendance form
 For the student that are exempted or withdrawn, the bubbles should
already be shaded.
 For other students, shade ONE bubble only to indicate student
attendance status.
 For the students that have been granted a disability adjustments,
shade the appropriate bubble(s) indicating the type of adjustment
Provided.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
For non pre-enrolled students
For any student who does not have a personalised test book, you should:
 use one of the test books with school details only provided. Under no
circumstances should a student complete the test using another student’s
personalised test book.
 Write the name, date of birth and VSN of the student in block letters on
the front cover of the test book.
 If the student is not already listed on the Student Attendance form, write
the name and date of birth at the end of the Student Attendance form.
 Indicate the student’s participation status, and record any disability
adjustments.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
Test Session Report
The Student Attendance form includes a Test Session section at the end of
the form, where test administrators should indicate any incidents or
irregularities that occurred during the test. Further elaboration regarding
disability adjustments can also be included, if required.
Request to Withhold Results
In exceptional cases, a school may request that an individual student’s test
result be withheld. This applies on occasions where a student has
unavoidably left a test session early, and has not completed the test.
A request to withhold a student’s results can only be made for one of the
following reasons:
 student illness during the test session
 parental withdrawal during the test session
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
Using the website to record attendance during test sessions
The NAPLAN Administration website (www.naplanadmin.vic.edu.au) can
be used to record student attendance directly during test sessions
instead of using paper attendance forms.
Requirements
In order to use the website during test sessions each test administrator
requires:
 Internet enabled computer with web browser.
 A username and password for the website.
Individual accounts can be generated for each test administrator
from the ‘Test Administrators’ page on the website.
Test administrations should check that they are able to access the
website prior to test sessions on the computer they intend to use.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
Using the website to record attendance during test sessions
Using the site during test sessions
A one page reference sheet for this process is included in the test
package and is available at the end of the website instructions.
 Log onto the website (www.naplanadmin.vic.edu.au) with your
username and password.
 Select the appropriate ‘Year Level’, ‘Test’ and ‘Home Group’ from the
selection box displayed on the screen, along with the test
administrator name:
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
Using the website to record attendance during test sessions
Using the site during test sessions
 Student names displayed in pink will require a blank book for the test.
 Update the Attendance information for each student in the list.
Students are present by default. The rules for completing attendance
are the same as those when using the printed forms (see previous
slides).
 Indicate any disability adjustments that have been granted and used
during the tests.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
Using the website to record attendance during test sessions
Using the site during test sessions
 A test session report can be recorded, if necessary in the space
provided.
 It is important to click ‘Save and Submit’ to store the updated
attendance information after making changes.
If the website is left unattended it will automatically log out after 60 minutes and any
changes will be lost if they have not been submitted.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
During the test session
 Ensure that students are seated to work independently and cannot
see each other’s work.
 Posters, displays or teaching materials that might help students to
answer questions covered, reversed or removed from the room.
 Distribute test materials to students.
 Ask students to check that they have the correct pre-printed test
book.
 Read the Test Administration script.
 Ensure students print their name in the correct place on the front
cover of their test book.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
During the test session
 For Years 3 and 5 students, introduce the test and work through the
practice questions.
 For Years 7 and 9 students, introduce the test. Please note that there
are no practice questions for Years 7 and 9 students.
 Ensure all students begin the test at the same time.
 Display and mark off time at regular intervals.
 Warn students when there is 5 minutes of time left.
 Supervise students closely during the test and make sure that they are
on task and doing their own work.
 Instruct students to put their pencils down at the conclusion of the test.
Test Administrators’ Responsibilities
After the test
 Collect all test materials immediately after the test. Test materials
should not be left in classrooms.
 Check that ALL test books are accounted for, including those for
students who did not sit or complete the test.
 Check that the Student Attendance information and Test Session
Report have been accurately completed.
 Return all test materials and any Student Attendance forms to the
NAPLAN coordinator. (Where printed forms are used, coordinators
must ensure that these details are then entered into the website.)
 Under no circumstances should student responses be copied or
transcribed, either during or after the test.
For further information …
NAPLAN Coordinator
Resources
 2013 NAPLAN Handbook for Principals
 2013 NAPLAN Test Administration Handbook for Teachers – Years 3 & 5
 2013 NAPLAN Test Administration Handbook for Teachers – Years 7 & 9
For further information …
VCAA NAPLAN Helpdesk
 A telephone service operates to assist schools with queries about all
aspects of NAPLAN testing. This service operates from 8:30am to
5:00pm Monday to Friday.
Freecall
1800 648 637
Fax
(03) 9225 2334
Email
[email protected]
VCAA Website
 www.vcaa.vic.edu.au
NAPLAN Test Administration Website
 https://www.naplanadmin.vic.edu.au
ACARA NAPLAN Website
 www.nap.edu.au
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NAPLAN 2013 Briefing for Test Administrators