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Achievement stable as ACARA releases 2013 NAPLAN Summary Report

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MEDIA RELEASE 13 September 2013


Today the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) released the 2013 NAPLAN Summary Report.

The Summary Report provides nationally comparable data on the 2013 national and state/territory results for each year level (3, 5, 7 and 9) and for each test domain: numeracy, reading, writing, and language conventions (spelling and grammar and punctuation). The report also provides comparisons over time of national and state/territory achievement from 2008 (2011 for persuasive writing) to 2013 as well as from 2012 to 2013.

Key findings from the 2013 NAPLAN Summary Report include:

 Overall student achievement at state/territory levels has remained stable across 2012 -2013;  A moderate increase in performance in Year 5 reading nationally, when compared to 2008 (the first year of NAPLAN). This builds on the improvements that have been evident in Year 3

reading in recent years;  Encouraging signs of continued improvement in Year 3 reading nationally.

The 2013 NAPLAN Summary Report is available on the National Assessment Program website ( In December, ACARA will publish the 2013 NAPLAN National Report, with school-by-school results available on the next version of the My School website, to be published early in 2014.

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About ACARA: The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is the independent authority responsible for the development of a national curriculum, a national assessment program and a national data collection and reporting program that supports 21st century learning for all Australian students. ACARA’s work is carried out in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including teachers, principals, governments, State and Territory education authorities, professional education associations, community groups and the general public.