NAPLAN – Exemption
All students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are expected to sit the NAPLAN tests. However, there are some instances where students may be exempted from one or more of the NAPLAN tests. Exemptions may be granted for students with a language background other than English, for students with a disability or students who’s parent/carer has religious beliefs or philosophical objections to testing. Adjustments are provided to students with disability to support access to the tests and encourage maximum participation. In all cases, schools need to discuss the proposed exemption with the student’s parent/carer and gain their permission prior to the testing period. Permission for exemption is requested by emailing: Naplan@education.tas.gov.au.
Assessment and Reporting – TASC Modifications
The Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) is an independent statutory office responsible to the Tasmanian Minister for Education and Training, serving both government and non-government schools. TASC works within its legislative framework to ensure the development of appropriate standards, the accreditation of courses, and the assessment and certification of student achievement in the senior secondary years (years 11 and 12) across all educational sectors.
Support and differentiation of teaching and learning programs for students with disability is required under the Disability Standards for Education 2015.
Further information is available at TASC – Students with Special or Additional Needs.