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Year 7 and 9 Naplan

Year 7 and 9 NAPLAN

NAPLAN testing at Year 7 and 9 will take place on 15, 16 and 17 May. Parents, guardians and students will have received letters outlining the schedule and the materials required for the tests. Further details are available from the NAPLAN website https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site. All students have been given the opportunity to complete the NAPLAN Online Practice Test and further familiarisation with the online requirements will take place in English and Mathematics classes prior to the test week. 

To facilitate online testing, all students in Years 7 and 9 are required to supply the following to complete each test:

• their own iPad with the minimum requirements of iPad Air and above with minimum operating system iOS 10.3.3
• students in Year 9 may use a BYOD Laptop/MacBook if they no longer have access to an iPad.
(PC with operating system of either Windows 7, 8.1, 10 or Mac with operating system minimum OS X 10.9)
their own headphones, earphones or earbuds
• all BYODs must be fully charged at home prior to undertaking any NAPLAN tests 

The Naplan schedule is as follows:

  Wednesday, 15 May Thursday, 16 May Friday, 17 May
Periods 1 and 2 Year 9 Writing Test Year 7 Reading Test Year 7 Numeracy Test
Periods 3 and 4 Year 7 Writing Test Year 9 Conventions of Language Test Year 9 Numeracy Test
Periods 5 and 6 Year 9 Reading Test Year 7 Conventions of Language Test ---

 

Parents and guardians will receive their individual child results as soon as they become available, usually in September.

Action Research

This year, we continue embedding our Learning Framework and building upon our 2018 Action Research, incorporating staff recommendations in developing the Siena Pedagogical Model. Referencing evidence based practice, all teaching staff have formed Professional Learning Teams to investigate the strategies that build upon successful lesson delivery to enhance student learning. The purpose of this approach is to provide opportunity for staff to work together collaboratively, across faculties to investigate, trial, analyse, evaluate and finally to determine a lesson structure particular to Siena and our learners.

Student voice will be sought around approaches and activities that best support learning within the classroom environment. This may be in the form of a survey or other methods within the classroom. Students are encouraged to communicate to their teacher what assists them to learn throughout the flow of a lesson. This is a year long process and parents are invited to engage with their daughter regarding how lesson structure can best facilitate her learning. Assisting students to understand and articulate their learning gives them greater agency over their learning and furthers their ability to understand where growth is possible. 

 

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