National reports

The National Assessment Program provides a wealth of data and information that are used by schools, governments and education authorities to inform decisions about the education of young Australians.

ACARA makes these data available in a number of formats. On this page you can find the national reports for: 


NAP sample assessments   



The report of the national analysis of NAPLAN results is released to the public in two stages.

The first stage summary (preliminary) information is released in August prior to the distribution of reports to parents. This report shows preliminary results at each year level and domain by state and territory and nationally.

The second stage is the full national report that includes final results by gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English status, parental occupation, parental education, and geolocation (metropolitan, provincial, remote and very remote) at each year level and for each domain of the test. 

As with the 2014 report, the 2015 NAPLAN national report includes data across a generation of students.

ACARA looks forward to working with states and territories to analyse this unique data set – allowing us to see how students have progressed in the important areas of literacy and numeracy across seven years of schooling.

See the interactive report on our NAPLAN results page of this website, the PDF of the report is below. 

NAPLAN reports

NAPLAN national report
(final results)
NAPLAN summary information
(preliminary results)

2015 NAPLAN national report (PDF icon 7.5 MB)
2014 NAPLAN national report (PDF icon 7.9 MB)
2013 NAPLAN national report
 (PDF icon 7.7 MB)
2012 NAPLAN national report (PDF icon 7.9 MB)
2011 NAPLAN national report (PDF icon 10.9 MB)
2010 NAPLAN national report
 (PDF icon 26.6 MB)
2009 NAPLAN national report (PDF icon 19.3 MB)
2008 NAPLAN national report (PDF icon 15.5 MB)

Superseded by 2015 national report
Superseded by 2014 national report
Superseded by 2013 national report
Superseded by 2012 national report
Superseded by 2011 national report
Superseded by 2010 national report
Superseded by 2009 national report
Superseded by 2008 national report

NAPLAN technical reports

NAPLAN writing results

From 2008 to 2010, the NAPLAN writing test was a narrative writing task. From 2011 to 2015, the NAPLAN writing test was a persuasive writing task.

Because there is a difference in the way the narrative and persuasive tasks function across year levels, an additional NAPLAN scale specifically for persuasive writing has been developed. As this is a different scale, persuasive writing scores should not be compared with narrative writing scores from previous years.



NAP sample assessments

After the sample assessments have taken place a public report is released providing a national comparison of student performance against the relevant framework. A technical report is also released, which aims to provide detailed information about the conduct of the NAP sample subject so that valid interpretations of the relevant results can be made, and future NAP sample assessment cycles can be undertaken and linked with appropriate information from past NAP sample assessments.

The NAP sample assessment reports are available here:


Public report

Technical report

Science literacy


2012 NAP SL public report (PDF icon 3.23MB)
2009 NAP SL public report
 (PDF icon 5.62MB)
2006 NAP SL public report (PDF icon 6.61MB)
2003 NAP SL public report (PDF icon 7.31MB)

2012 NAP SL technical report (PDF icon 2.67MB)
2009 NAP SL technical report
 (PDF icon 9.80MB)
2006 NAP SL technical report (PDF icon 1.98MB)
2003 NAP SL technical report (PDF icon 1.23MB)

Civics and citizenship


2013 NAP CC public report (PDF icon 3.98MB)
2010 NAP CC public report (PDF icon 2.71MB)
2007 NAP CC public report (PDF icon 2.76MB)
2004 NAP CC public report (PDF icon 4.82MB)

2013 NAP CC technical report (PDF icon 4.57MB)
2010 NAP CC technical report (PDF icon 3.21MB)
2007 NAP CC technical report (PDF icon 1.36MB)
2004 NAP CC technical report (PDF icon 1.52MB)

Information and

communication technology literacy


2014 NAP ICTL public report (PDF icon 9.23MB)
2011 NAP ICTL public report (PDF icon 6.16MB)
2008 NAP ICTL public report (PDF icon 1.18MB)
2005 NAP ICTL public report (PDF icon 1.78MB)

2014 NAP ICTL technical report (PDF icon 1.7 MB)
2011 NAP ICTL technical report (PDF icon 1.54MB)
2008 NAP ICTL technical report (PDF icon 1.76MB)
2005 NAP ICTL technical report (PDF icon 919KB)