Student reports

NAPLAN results are provided to schools from August to September, depending on your state or territory test administration authority.

All students who participated in the NAPLAN tests receive an individual report of their results. Individual student reports are not provided for the NAP sample assessments.

NAPLAN individual student reports provide information about what students know and have achieved in the areas of reading, writing, language conventions and numeracy. The reports also provide information on how students have performed against the national average (over one million students participate in NAPLAN tests each year) and the national minimum standards. 

NAPLAN is moving from a paper test to an online test to provide more accurate and precise information about what students know and can do. This means that in May 2021 some students sat NAPLAN on paper, while others sat the tests online. The report shows whether students completed the assessment online or on paper. As students for both online and paper tests are assessed on the same literacy and numeracy content, results can be reported on the same NAPLAN assessment scales.

What is in the NAPLAN student report?

The front page of the student report provides some general information about the tests and an explanation of how to read the report.

The second and third pages have diagrams showing the relevant part of the assessment scale in bands for that year level. For each year level, only six of the 10 bands are shown on the student report.

  • Year 3 student reports show bands 1–6. The national minimum standard is band 2.

  • Year 5 student reports show bands 3–8. The national minimum standard is band 4

  • Year 7 student reports show bands 4–9. The national minimum standard is band 5.

  • Year 9 student reports show bands 5–10. The national minimum standard is band 6.

A student’s result in each area (reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy) is marked on the common assessment scales. Diagrams in the student report also show the range for the middle 60 per cent of students, the national average result, and the national minimum standard for each year level. Reports in some states and territories also show the school average.

The final page of the report has a table that provides a brief description of what students have typically demonstrated in the tests at each band.

For more information about how to understand the results in the student report, visit the 'How to interpret' page of this website.

Additional materials to explain the NAPLAN student report:

Translations reproduced with thanks to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.