The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test is for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students.

NAPLAN tests provide an indication of student knowledge and skills in Writing, Reading, Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) and Numeracy.

The results of the tests provide information for students, parents, teachers and principals which can be used to improve student achievement.

All students are expected to participate in the NAPLAN tests. During test week, catch-up tests are available for individual students who are absent on test days. As of 2019, Lara lake participated in NAPLAN testing in an online environment.

Testing is conducted in May and reports for years 3 and 5 become available later in the year. The report will describe your child's particular skills in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) and Numeracy. The report will also show how your child performed in relation to national minimum standards. These describe the minimum acceptable standards for students across Australia. 

It is important to understand that, in terms of individual student performances, NAPLAN is a 'snapshot' of performance. However whole school, long term data can be used very effectively to support planning processes.  At Lara Lake, teachers analyse each year's NAPLAN data and use this data to plan programs to support student learning.