National reports

The National Assessment Program provides a wealth of data and information that are used by schools, governments and education authorities to inform decisions about the education of young Australians.

ACARA makes these data available in a number of formats. On this page you can find the national reports for: 


NAP sample assessments   



The report of the national analysis of NAPLAN results is released to the public in two stages.

The first stage summary (preliminary) information is released in August. This report shows preliminary results at each year level and domain by state and territory and nationally.

The second stage is the full national report that includes final results by gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English status, parental occupation, parental education, and geolocation at each year level and for each domain of the test.

ACARA looks forward to working with states and territories to analyse this unique data set – allowing us to see how students have progressed in the important areas of literacy and numeracy across the years of schooling.

See the interactive report on our NAPLAN results page of this website; the PDF of the National Report is below. 

NAPLAN reports

NAPLAN national report (final results)

 2018 NAPLAN national report (PDF 11.4 MB) 
 2017 NAPLAN national report (PDF 7 MB)
 2016 NAPLAN national report (PDF 7.6 MB)
 2015 NAPLAN national report (PDF 7.5 MB) 
 2014 NAPLAN national report (PDF 7.9 MB) 
 2013 NAPLAN national report (PDF 7.7 MB) 
 2012 NAPLAN national report (PDF 7.9 MB) 
 2011 NAPLAN national report (PDF 10.9 MB) 
 2010 NAPLAN national report (PDF 26.6 MB) 
 2009 NAPLAN national report (PDF 19.3 MB) 
 2008 NAPLAN national report (PDF 15.5 MB)

NAPLAN technical reports

NAPLAN writing results

The writing prompt of NAPLAN can be either persuasive or narrative. From 2008 to 2010 the prompt was narrative; from 2011 to 2015 a persuasive prompt was used. NAPLAN 2016 employed a narrative test, in 2017 and 2018 it was persuasive.

In 2016 narrative prompts were placed onto the existing persuasive writing scale, creating a NAPLAN writing scale comparable for both genres. This means that the results can be compared and trends analysed in NAPLAN writing data from 2011 onwards but not for results before then.


NAP sample assessments

After the sample assessments have taken place a public report is released providing a national comparison of student performance against the relevant framework. A technical report is also released, which aims to provide detailed information about the conduct of the NAP sample subject so that valid interpretations of the relevant results can be made, and future NAP sample assessment cycles can be undertaken and linked with appropriate information from past NAP sample assessments.

The NAP sample assessment reports are available here:


Public report

Technical report

Science literacy


2015 NAP SL public report (PDF 3.4MB)
2012 NAP SL public report (PDF 3.23MB)
2009 NAP SL public report
 (PDF 5.62MB)
2006 NAP SL public report (PDF 6.61MB)
2003 NAP SL public report (PDF 7.31MB)

2015 NAP SL technical report (PDF 4MB)
2012 NAP SL technical report (PDF 2.67MB)
2009 NAP SL technical report
 (PDF 9.80MB)
2006 NAP SL technical report (PDF 1.98MB)
2003 NAP SL technical report (PDF 1.23MB)

Civics and citizenship


2016 NAP CC public report (PDF 4.2MB)
2013 NAP CC public report (PDF 3.98MB)
2010 NAP CC public report (PDF 2.71MB)
2007 NAP CC public report (PDF 2.76MB)
2004 NAP CC public report (PDF 4.82MB)

2016 NAP CC technical report (PDF 1 MB)
2013 NAP CC technical report (PDF 4.57MB)
2010 NAP CC technical report (PDF 3.21MB)
2007 NAP CC technical report (PDF 1.36MB)
2004 NAP CC technical report (PDF 1.52MB)

Information and
communication technology literacy


2017 NAP ICTL public report (PDF 4.3MB)
2014 NAP ICTL public report (PDF 9.23MB)
2011 NAP ICTL public report (PDF 6.16MB)
2008 NAP ICTL public report (PDF 1.18MB)
2005 NAP ICTL public report (PDF 1.78MB)

2017 NAP ICTL technical report (PDF 3.3 MB)
2014 NAP ICTL technical report (PDF 1.7 MB)
2011 NAP ICTL technical report (PDF 1.54MB)
2008 NAP ICTL technical report (PDF 1.76MB)
2005 NAP ICTL technical report (PDF 919KB)