NAPLAN 2017 and the HSC

In July 2016, the NSW government announced changes to the Higher School Certificate for 2020 which affects current Year 9 students. These changes require students demonstrate a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to be eligible for the award of the HSC.

The New HSC Link

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has provided the following information to schools:

  • From 2020, students need to demonstrate a minimum literacy and numeracy standard to be eligible for the HSC as measured by NAPLAN tests
  • There will be multiple opportunities to pass online reading, writing and numeracy tests before and after the HSC.

Online Tests for Later Years

Students who do not achieve a Band 8 in any one of these tests will be given the opportunity to undertake online reading, writing and numeracy tests of an equivalent standard to NAPLAN in Years 10, 11 and 12. It is our understanding these tests will be offered at least twice per year.

Students will only have to sit the online tests in areas in which they have not yet met the minimum standard. For example, if they achieve a Band 9 in Reading and Numeracy, but a Band 7 in Writing, they need only undertake the Writing test.

  • Students with Band 8 or above for Year 9 NAPLAN results in reading, writing and numeracy will not need to sit the online tests.

More information on the planned changes can be accessed from the following website:

Minimum Standards: Information can be found on the NESA website (including a parent information sheet) at:

http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/about/initiatives/stronger-hsc-standards/minimum-standard

What does this mean now?

We believe that our students need to do their personal best in these upcoming NAPLAN tests and should not allow the concerns of the HSC in 2020 to become a distraction or stress as they prepare and experience these tests.

Our school is continually improving academically and these improvements are a result of the work that our staff, students and families do throughout the year. We do enjoy a very strong value toward academic success at Gymea. These values also includes the approach to the NAPLAN tests that guide all of us in understanding the strengths and areas for improvement in literacy and numeracy of our students as individuals and groups. Our results are indicating above state average performance in NAPLAN and ACARA congratulated Gymea Technology High School for being among a smaller group of successful schools through Australia where the growth in performance from year 7 to 9 was significantly above average than other schools across the nation.

Download Flyer:  minimum-standard-parents

NAPLAN 2017

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be completed by all students across NSW schools in Years 7 and 9 on the  9, 10 and 11 May 2017.

The results of the tests will provide important information to the school about what each student can do and will be used to support teaching and learning programs. Parents will receive a report indicating their child’s level of achievement. Each student’s level of achievement will be reported against the national minimum standard.

Our approach in preparing for NAPLAN is focused on ensuring students value their preparation and application in the NAPLAN tests. This ensures they are comfortable and prepared to demonstrate what they do know and are able to do. Teachers will be assisting students with this familiarisation with NAPLAN through their English and Mathematics classes.

The school will communicate the arrangement of the tests at this time.

Parents and students can access more information and sample tests from the national assessment program website at www.nap.edu.au/naplan/the-tests.html

Download NAPLAN 2017 School Flyer: 2017 Parent NAPLAN Handout

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