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Literacy and numeracy

School students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in Australia’s National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests.  

Based on the 2019 NAPLAN tests:

  • In reading, 83% of Indigenous students in Year 3 were at or above the national minimum standard, as were 78% of those in Year 5 and in Year 7, and 72% of those in Year 9 (Figure EW 7a).
  • In numeracy, 81% of Indigenous students in Year 3 were at or above the national minimum standard, as were 80% of those in Year 5 and in Year 7, and 84% of those in Year 9 (Figure EW 7b).
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