National Reports


ACARA has released the 2013 NAPLAN National Report (available below).

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

The first stage Summary Report is released in September 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 2013 NAPLAN National Report?

From 2013, the calculation and depiction in NAPLAN reports of performance differences between groups will include an additional measure called 'effect size'. Effect size measures complement statistical tests (which examine whether the difference is statistically probable) and focus on the magnitude of any difference. The inclusion of an effect size measure provides better alignment with commonly accepted data reporting practices.

NAPLAN reports

NAPLAN National Report
(final results)
NAPLAN Summary Report
(preliminary results)

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)

2014 NAPLAN summary results
Superseded by 2013 National Report
Superseded by 2012 National Report
Superseded by 2011 National Report
Superseded by 2010 National Report
Superseded by 2009 National Report
Superseded by 2008 National Report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 Writing results

From 2011 to 2013, 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.

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 (SL)

2012 NAP SL Public Report
2009 NAP SL Public Report

2006 NAP SL Public Report 
2003 NAP SL Public Report

2012 NAP SL Technical Report
2009 NAP SL Technical Report

2006 NAP SL Technical Report 
2003 NAP SL Technical Report

Civics and Citizenship (CC)

2010 NAP CC Public Report
2007 NAP CC Public Report
2004 NAP CC Public Report

2010 NAP CC Technical Report
2007 NAP CC Technical Report
2004 NAP CC Technical Report

Information and Communication Technology Literacy (ICTL)

2011 NAP ICTL Public Report
2008 NAP ICTL Public Report
2005 NAP ICTL Public Report

2011 NAP ICTL Technical Report
2008 NAP ICTL Technical Report
2005 NAP ICTL Technical Report