The report of the national analysis of NAPLAN results is released to the public in 2 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. This report, which relies on more detailed analysis, is published at a later date, generally in December.
Once the national report is released, it supersedes the summary (preliminary) information.