NAP news, August 2023

NAPLAN 2023 National Results released

23 August 2023

Around 10 per cent of students across Australia in years 3, 5, 7 and 9, need additional support in literacy and numeracy to meet higher expectations according to the 2023 NAPLAN National Results released today.

The latest figures also show that approximately 65 per cent of students across Australia are meeting the higher literacy and numeracy expectations, achieving in the ‘Strong’ and ‘Exceeding’ proficiency levels, while around 23 per cent of students are in the ‘Developing’ level and working towards meeting expectations.

“This year’s NAPLAN results are the first to reflect the new reporting changes,” said ACARA CEO David de Carvalho. “They show strong performance among Australian students in literacy and numeracy skills, but also provide clear information on areas requiring improvement.”

Participation rates nationally have bounced back in 2023, increasing on average by 2 percentage points across all years and domains, compared to 2022, from 91.4 per cent to 93.3 per cent. This was “a very good sign” Mr de Carvalho said, reversing a downward trend apparent in recent years and exacerbated by the impact of the COVID pandemic. 

Read ACARA's media release.