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cover image of article NAPLAN 2014 notification of report issues
Friday, 29 August 2014

NAPLAN 2014 notification of report issues

The 2014 NAPLAN student reports are being delivered to NSW schools this week Monday 1 – Friday 5 September. After student results have been checked, the report envelopes can be distributed to parents.

Schools have access to the Participation and Registration (PAR) website during the reporting period to enable a review of student test participation information and disability adjustments. Access is read-only and no changes can be made to data.

In order to meet the timelines for the provision of data to ACARA, Principals or their delegate should notify BOSTES in writing of any issues relating to the 2014 NAPLAN student reports by Friday 10 October.

Issues raised after this date will not be processed in time for updates to the NAPLAN data for the MySchool website.

Details of report issues should be emailed to and must include the following information:

  • school name
  • region and school code
  • school phone number
  • name of the principal or delegate
  • contact phone number during the school holiday period
  • name of any affected students and the year level
  • exact details of the issue

Where the issue is related to Writing, please complete the Request for Review of NAPLAN Writing Test form which can be downloaded from the PAR website.

BOSTES will advise schools of any subsequent changes to student results.

Schools can access the 2014 NAPLAN SMART data through the NSW DEC portal from Monday 8 September. Any issues with SMART data should be referred to the NSW DEC at

For more information, contact:
(02) 9367 8382

cover image of article NAPLAN 2014 Writing test images
Friday, 29 August 2014

NAPLAN 2014 Writing test images

For the first time, NSW principals are able to view the 2014 NAPLAN Writing tests for their students. Access to the images is via the BOSTES Schools Online website from 1 September.

To log in to Schools Online:

· secondary and central schools should use their current Schools Online username and password
· primary schools and other schools that have not previously accessed Schools Online should use their PAR username and password

Access will enable schools to:

· print and/or save the images for assessment and reporting purposes
· use the images for professional development activities

Professional development of teachers

It is anticipated that access to the images may aid the professional development of teachers by giving them a greater understanding of the NAPLAN persuasive writing marking rubric, especially when the images are used in conjunction with the NAPLAN Persuasive writing marking guide and the individual student results. The marking guide contains the 10 common criteria, which each test has been marked against.

For more information, contact:
(02) 9367 8382

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