NAPLAN is not the be-all and end-all of a student’s learning career, but it does provide a helpful indication of those areas in which they require some extra attention. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) who facilitate NAPLAN do not recommend excessive preparation for the tests as this can contribute to unhelpful exam anxiety and can even cause students to feel as though they are not good at a certain subject because they did not achieve their desired grade.
The ultimate goal of school is to teach students how to learn, so that they can become curious, open-minded, and discerning citizens, which is increasingly valuable in a technology-driven global economy.
Commencing a regular tutoring routine is an investment in your child’s learning because it gives students the one-on-one time they need to address the areas they struggle with. At Nepean Tutoring, our tutors aim to do far more than bump up a NAPLAN score. We can help to familiarise students with the exam format and complete practice papers, but our main focus is to empower students to be engaged and interested learners, who develop literacy and numeracy skills that they will use for life.
Its not too late to Contact Us to see how we can support your child for NAPLAN and beyond.