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2017 NAPLAN tests

Contact our NAPLAN team

Email:  naplan.nsw@nesa.nsw.edu.au 
Phone: (02) 9367 8382

NAPLAN handbooks

HSC Minimum Standard


Learn how NAPLAN in Year 9 can affect the HSC minimum standard in literacy and numeracy.


When the tests are administered

Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit for NAPLAN in May every year.

The tests were administered over three days from Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 May, 2017. 

View key dates for NAPLAN 2017.

Types of tests

For students in Years 3 and 5, there are four tests covering numeracy, reading, writing and language conventions (spelling, punctuation and grammar).

For students in Years 7 and 9, there are four tests covering numeracy, reading, writing and language conventions (spelling, punctuation and grammar). The numeracy test has two parts – a calculator allowed test and a non-calculator test.

View example tests

Test results and student reports are released in August.

Who administers NAPLAN?

NESA is the NSW Test Administration Authority and is responsible for administering NAPLAN tests in NSW schools.

Contact our NAPLAN team (Phone: +61 2 9367 8382) for more information.