NAPLAN - National testing
Year 3 and 5 students sit the national test each May, including a language conventions test (grammar, punctuation and spelling), a writing task, a reading test and a numeracy test.
In previous years, the written task has been a narrative and recently the students were required to write a persuasive argument.
In preparation for the tests, teachers focus on grammar, punctuation, spelling, dictation, reading, comprehension and various areas of mathematics and problem solving.
More information can be found at naplan.edu.au.