The NAP 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 location (metropolitan, provincial, remote and very remote) at each year level and for each domain of the test.
What's new for the 2014 NAPLAN national report?
For the first time, the NAPLAN national report will include data across a generation of students. Students who participated in the first ever NAPLAN tests in 2008 completed their final NAPLAN tests as Year 9 students this year.
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.
NAPLAN technical reports
NAPLAN writing results
Since 2011, the NAPLAN writing test has been a persuasive writing task. From 2008 to 2010, the NAPLAN writing test was a narrative 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.
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: