NAPLAN Tutorials Index

NAPLAN Scale | Box-and-Whisker Plots | Item Analysis | Relative Growth

These online tutorials are designed to assist teachers and school leaders, by providing guidance on how to effectively use NAPLAN assessment data in an appropriate context. The tutorials complement the face-to-face support currently provided to school teachers by the VCAA.

The tutorial in this section explains the scale on which the NAPLAN assessment is scored.
NAPLAN Scale 1.1 Understanding bands, scaled scores, and national minimum standards.
Box-and-Whisker Plots
The tutorials in this section explain box-and-whisker plots, including how they are constructed.
Displaying a Box-and-Whisker Plot 2.1 This tutorial takes you through the steps for displaying a group of students NAPLAN scores as a box-and-whisker plot.
Interpreting a Box-and-Whisker Plot 2.2 This tutorial takes the user through the process of interpreting box-and-whisker plots.
Changing a Box-and-Whisker Plot 2.3 This tutorial shows how change in students' results changes the box-and-whisker plot.
Describing a Box-and-Whisker Plot 2.4 This tutorial shows users how to describe box-and-whisker plots.
Making Statements about Box-and-Whisker Plots 2.5 This tutorial shows users what kind of statements can be made when interpreting box-and-whisker plots.
Comparing Box-and-Whisker Plots 2.6 This tutorial shows how the results for groups of students can be compared using box-and-whisker plots.
Item Analysis
The tutorial in this section explains how to read the item analysis reports.
Analysing items to inform teaching 3.1 This tutorial explains how the analysis of NAPLAN Items can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses.
Relative Growth
The tutorials in this section explain the concept of relative growth and how to interpret the relevant reports.
Relative growth for students 4.1 This tutorial explains the relative growth for individual students.
Relative growth for classes 4.2 This tutorial explains the relative growth for groups of students.

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