NAPLAN Results by School 2024 : NAPLAN National Results 2024

NAPLAN Results by School 2024 : NAPLAN National Results 2024

NAPLAN results are reported in a number of ways, including national results, individual student reports and school-level reporting on the My School website

NAPLAN tests are not pass/fail assessments.

Since 2023, NAPLAN results are reported against proficiency standards, with student achievement shown against 4 levels of proficiency. There is a standard for each assessment area at each year level. These replace the previous numerical NAPLAN bands and national minimum standards. The NAPLAN measurement scale and time series have also been reset.

NAPLAN National Results

NAPLAN national results are provided in an interactive online report that includes results at each year level and domain by state/territory and nationally, by gender, Indigeneity, language background other than English status, parental occupation, parental education, and remoteness.

ACARA works with states and territories to analyze this unique data set – allowing us to see how students have progressed in the important areas of literacy and numeracy across the years of schooling.

Prior to 2023, NAPLAN national results were released as a national report in PDF format. The NAPLAN technical report continues to be provided as a PDF. Technical reports and past national reports are available at the bottom of this page.

NAPLAN 2024 national results are expected to be released in mid-August 2024

NAPLAN results for schools

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

NAPLAN 2024 preliminary SSSRs (excluding writing) are expected to be released from 26 April 2024, with final SSSRs (including writing) released from mid-June 2024. The dates for release may vary by jurisdiction. Schools should contact their TAA for more information.

NAPLAN results for students, parents and carers (individual student reports)

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

NAPLAN individual student reports (ISRs) will be provided to schools from the start of Term 3, with timing determined by the state or territory test administration authority (TAA).

Since 2023, NAPLAN individual student results are reported against proficiency standards to provide parents and carers clear information on student achievement.

The proficiency standards are set to a challenging but reasonable level expected for students at the time of NAPLAN testing. What NAPLAN assesses has not changed.

Reading a NAPLAN individual student report

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

The second and third pages show the student’s result in each assessment area. The results are classified into one of 4 proficiency levels: Exceeding, Strong, Developing and Needs additional support.

The report shows the student’s achievement against the national average for their year (shown as a black triangle) and the range of achievement for the middle 60% of students in their year level (shown as a light shaded rectangle). Reports in some states and territories also show the school average.

The final page of the report provides a brief summary of the skills typically demonstrated by students at each proficiency level. Longer descriptions of the skills typically demonstrated by a student at each proficiency level can be found at proficiency level descriptions.

NAPLAN scales and proficiency standards

Education ministers agreed that NAPLAN test results would be reported using proficiency standards from 2023. Together with the move to an earlier NAPLAN in March, these changes met an initiative of the 2019 National School Reform Agreement.

The proficiency standards are reported on reset NAPLAN measurement scales that make better use of the online adaptive tests.

A new NAPLAN time series was established from 2023. Results from 2023 on cannot be directly compared to results from 2008 to 2022.


NAPLAN results are reported using measurement scales for each of the assessment areas of numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, and grammar and punctuation (spelling, grammar and punctuation together are called conventions of language). There are 5 scales in all.

Proficiency standards

NAPLAN averaged measurement scales

The NAPLAN proficiency standards include 4 proficiency levels for each assessment area at each year level:

  • Exceeding: the student’s result exceeds expectations at the time of testing.
  • Strong: the student’s result meets challenging but reasonable expectations at the time of testing.
  • Developing: the student’s result indicates that they are working towards expectations at the time of testing.
  • Needs additional support: the student’s result indicates that they are not achieving the learning outcomes expected at the time of testing. They are likely to need additional support to progress satisfactorily.

Each of the standards represents increasingly challenging skills and understandings as students move through the years of schooling.

The number and percentage of questions a student needs to answer correctly to achieve a result in a given level varies depending on the test domain, year level and, for non-writing tests, the student’s pathway through the tailored test.

A student’s score point on each scale is determined by the student’s total test score rather than the most difficult item correctly answered. Typically, students will be able to correctly answer most of the items that are below their score point and may correctly answer some of the items above their score point.

The diagram below illustrates the progression of proficiency levels from Year 3 to Year 9. It shows an average of the five assessment areas. There are slight variations between assessment areas – the precise location of each proficiency level on the NAPLAN scale is indicated in the table beneath the diagram.

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