However, this topic lends itself to a comparative style response from a more capable writer. They may draw directly on personal experience and observation, for example, family or school events; or they may construct scenarios from multiple secondary sources such as shared stories, urban myths, books, films and computer games.
The development of the test includes input naplan year 5 writing assessment indigenous experts from around the country to ensure the tests are designed to be inclusive of all students.
A more capable writer might also choose to take one side and argue for it. ACARA points out that "Students can be exempted from one or more NAPLAN tests if they have significant intellectual or functional disability or if they are from a non-English-speaking background and arrived in Australia less than one year before the tests".
They use language appropriate to their chosen narrative type, and arrange dialogue, description and action to support or progress their story. NAPLAN is also valid in that "special provisions which typically will reflect the support normally provided in the classroom may be provided to students with disabilities or special needs ".
The tests do not measure higher-order thinking skills or creativity. Others seek to persuade by exploring both sides of the topic, before arriving at a clear and conclusive position. Students cannot, however, present their entire response as a narrative a storyor as a dramatised dialogue in which two characters argue.
A writer could also choose to introduce other options, for example living in a large country town that might have the benefits of city and rural life. Students should feel free to use any knowledge that they have on the topic, but should not feel the need to manufacture evidence to support their argument.
The portrayal and development of character Setting: Books or TV see example prompt 87KB A beginning writer could write about their opinion of one aspect and give reasons for it. ACARA does not grant you any copyright rights in relation to these tests. Concern was expressed about delays in announcing results reducing their usefulness.
As this involves a legal assessment, ACARA assumes that the media will obtain their own legal advice, prior to publishing any part of these tests. Some students develop and justify their ideas, drawing on personal knowledge and experience or on more detailed general knowledge about a particular subject or issue.
This exception would enable the media to create and publish excerpts of these tests for reporting the news, providing that this use falls within the fair dealing exception.
City or country see example prompt 1. The structural components of the narrative are the orientation, the complication and the resolution. Some choose to present one side of the argument and may also include opposing arguments in order to rebut. It can be argued there are benefits and limitations to both books and TV.
Students are required to write their opinion and to draw on personal knowledge and experience when responding to test topics. Use of persuasive structures Beginning writers can benefit from being taught how to use structured scaffolds.
Authenticity[ edit ] As far as authenticity is concerned in the NAPLAN tests there are elements of real-world application and there are elements that are not real-world.
In recent years it is common for media to publish articles which focus primarily on aggregate student gain at relevant year levels. An advantage of obtaining the answers through a government authority over a commercial provider is that you get assurance that these answers have been checked and authenticated.
In fact, students who do so may undermine the credibility of their argument by making statements that are implausible. For example, a more capable writer might develop the difference between open range zoos and small cages and then argue the merits of one and limitations of the other.
One such scaffold that is commonly used is the five paragraph argument essay. Students may also use anecdotes or references to narratives such as films or novels to help convince their reader.NAPLAN Online Access NAPLAN Online information, test preparation resources, and test reporting and analysis.
General information; Technical requirements; Test administration; ACARA resources; QCAA factsheets; QCAA resources; Contacts; VET in Year 10 Find out about Year 10 vocational education and training opportunities. Persuasive Writing Marking Guide (pdf - mb) Narrative Writing Marking Guide (pdf - mb) Further information regarding the assessment of writing can be found on the NAP website.
Please note that NAPLAN markers undergo intensive training and supervised marking before gaining competence in the interpretation of marking guide. Students who write their text in bullet form in the NAPLAN writing test are unlikely to score as well as those who write continuous text in paragraphs.
Snow leopard; QCAA, Year 5 reading preparation test. Activist website (invented) designed to persuade the audience to save snow leopards. It has three main sections. According to New South Wales Public Schools the NAPLAN tests, which commenced inwere instigated after the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) determined that "national testing in literacy and numeracy would proceed for the full cohort of students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 from onward".
The NAPLAN test papers, all year levels and domains, have been released under the Freedom of Information Act (Cth) (FOI Act). To obtain access to these test papers, please email ([email protected]).
The change was made following consultation with content and assessment experts as well as with states and territory representatives and other educators and researchers. It was concluded that the NAPLAN writing assessment would be better served by two writing prompts, one for Years 3 and 5 and a different one for Years 7 and 9.Download