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Territory students set for NAPLAN tests

NAPLAN testing is here again and Territory Education Minister Eva Lawler has urged parents and students to treat it like any other school day.

Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students across Australia will today sit the annual National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy to provide a nationwide snapshot of student progress in reading, writing, spelling and numeracy.

“NAPLAN provides a useful temperature check on how Territory students are performing compared to those in other Australian jurisdictions and to see the growth achieved over time,” Ms Lawler said.

The Territory Labor Government has invested a record $1.14 billion in education in Budget 2018.

“Our government is putting children at the centre of our decisions, so the NT can be the most improved education system in the country,” Ms Lawler said.

“Our reinvestment in education is important to meeting the learning needs of students across the Territory, as it provides more funding for teachers, specialists and resources.”

Ms Lawler said the NAPLAN results are one of many tools that assess Territory students.

Test results for the National Assessment Program are reported a number of different ways including through public reports, individual student reports, and reporting on the My School website.

For the NAPLAN 2018 schedule, visit  or

Media contact: Kim Stephens 0417 683 144