Analysis Of The National Assessment Program: Literacy And Numeracy

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The National Assessment Program- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is designed to test the knowledge and abilities of students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It is undertaken nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May, by over 1 million students (ACARA, n.d.). Also, NAPLAN comprises of four domains, including; reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy (NAP, 2016a). The NAPLAN numeracy assessment evaluates students’ mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding. It also assesses the students proficiency, understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning across the three content strands of mathematics: number and algebra; measurement and geometry; and statistics and probability (NAP, 2016b).

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