In May of every year, students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 take part in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). NAPLAN was first introduced in 2008 and has become a routine part of the school calendar in Australia.
ACARA is working towards moving NAPLAN online. The aim is for students to complete NAPLAN tests using a computer or another electronic device, such as a tablet.
NAPLAN will continue to be paper-based for 2016.
Bug Club is a school reading program which joins e-books with printed books to teach children how to read.
Bug Club’s online reading world aims to help children improve their reading skills at school or home with exciting e-books and rewards and has been designed to motivate children so that they get the most out of reading each book and want to read more.
Let’s Read is an exciting initiative to promote reading with young children from birth to five years.
Let’s Read aims to give children the skills they will need to learn to read when they start school.
ABC Reading Eggs
ABC Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities…and it really works!
Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
Mathletics switches kids onto maths. It’s fun, supportive and effective for students of all ages and abilities, helping students achieve more across the full Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum.
Spellodrome is the next generation in learning spelling. Students love it because Spellodrome encourages independent learning and the development of critical spelling awareness. Designed by educators, it has the right balance of stimulation and support.
KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians – with kid-friendly results!
Coolmath has existed since the spring of 1997 and has grown to be THE most popular destination for math education (and fun) in the world. Coolmath was designed for the frustrated, the confused, the bored students of the world who hate math. Coolmath was designed for the students who just need to get through this stuff so they can reach their other academic goals. Coolmath was designed for the math geeks of the world who love math and want more, more, more!
Studyladder is a highly effective, logically organised, Mathematics and Literacy program. It has been developed by experienced educators to inspire and motivate learning. It is suitable for Primary and Junior High School students and is very easy to use – students simply login with a username and password to access all the learning materials.
busythings.co.uk is an online subscription service for 3 to 6 year olds and SEN children. Parents, teachers and children can quickly and easily access an ever-growing number of fun yet educational activities and games.
PurposeGames.com is host to educational quiz and trivia games created by its members. In just a few minutes, you can create your very own game to share with your friends!