The National Assessment Program is a list of all the national and international school tests that your child will or may be selected to sit.
Domestic and international assessments
- National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)
- NAP – Civics and Citizenship (NAP-CC)
- NAP – Science Literacy (NAP-SL)
- NAP – Information and Communication Technology Literacy (NAP-ICTL).
A range of online assessments have been developed.
- Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
- Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
- Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) – 2011, 2016 and 2021 cycles.
Why schools participate
The National Assessment Program (NAP) is a major component of the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2015.
NAP tests measure:
- Australia's student performance data as an average across the country
- How Australian students are performing compared to international peers
- Where improvements are needed
- Australia's overall performance in key learning areas such as literacy and numeracy
Who runs the National Assessment Program tests
Australian National Assessment Program tests are run by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in collaboration with Test Administration Authorities.
The Australian Government Department of Education manages the international NAP sample assessments on behalf of all states and territories.