Test results

NAPLAN and NAP sample assessment results are reported on scales which show how students have performed compared to established standards. Assessment scales also allow achievement to be mapped as a student progresses through schooling. See more on the scales and standards at How to interpret.

Results of the tests for the National Assessment Program are reported in a number of ways, including national reports, individual student reports, and school-level reporting on the My School website.

NAP are not pass/fail tests.

NAPLAN results

NAPLAN test results provide information on how students are performing in literacy and numeracy and support improvements in teaching and learning. The data from NAPLAN test results gives schools and systems the ability to measure their students’ achievements against national minimum standards and student performance in other states and territories.

Results for schools and students who completed NAPLAN online are provided in the student and school summary report (SSSR), or other reporting provided by the state/territory test administration authority (TAA).

Reports on individual student performance are provided to all students and parents/carers by TAAs. 

The NAPLAN National Report includes results at each year level and domain by state/territory and nationally, by gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English status, parental occupation, parental education, and remoteness.

NAP sample assessment results

After the NAP sample assessments have taken place, a public report is released providing a national overview of student performance against the relevant standards. The report provides an analysis of various findings across states and territories and student sub-groups, for example: the relative achievements of boys/girls; metropolitan students/rural students and Indigenous/non-Indigenous students.

A technical report is also released, which provides detailed information about the statistical and measurement methods and procedures used. This enables valid interpretations and transparent evaluations of the reported outcomes.

Individual student reports are not provided for NAP sample assessments. Participating schools receive a basic report about the performance of their students.