Formal student reports are issued twice per year, on the last week of Terms 2 and 4. The reports are system generated by the Education Department so that all government schools have the same report format. 

Parent meetings with teachers are also offered when required during the year. Parents are invited to discuss student progress with classroom teachers and to attend information sessions, as part of an ongoing reporting and communication process. Reports should contain no surprises for parents if the communication process is working.


The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN is an online assessment. NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading,
writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May. NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas (or ‘domains’) of:

  • reading
  • writing
  • language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • numeracy.

NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum and are an important measure of student ability across the nation.

To get a sense of the ‘look and feel’ of the tests and to understand what types of questions are asked, a full set of example NAPLAN tests is available.

Example NAPLAN Tests

Acara NAPLAN Infographic


On-Entry Assessments are completed by Pre Primary students at the beginning of each year to provide teachers and schools about the understandings that a child brings to school.

Key Messages for Pre primary parents