Curriculum - NAPLAN & OLNA Testing

The National Assessment Program- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It tests the types of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. The tests cover skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken every year in the second full week in May. For further information, please visit their offical website.

The Online Literacy and Numeracy test (OLNA) is an online literacy and numeracy assessment for students in Years 11 and 12. It is designed to enable students to successfully meet the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) requirement of demonstrating the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy.

Students will not have to sit the OLNA test if they have already achieved “band 8” or above in their Year 9 NAPLAN test. Students experience the OLNA test for the first time in Year 10 and they are given two opportunities each year to achieve the standard (typically in March and September). Students who do not meet the standard in Year 10 will be allowed to make another two attempts at the test or tests required in Year 11 and a final two attempts in Year 12 (for a total of six attempts). For further information, please visit the official website for OLNA.