Prepare students for NAPLAN Online 2019

NAPLAN Online 2019 is coming quickly – Be prepared with Typing Tournament Online

The results for the first round of NAPLAN Online 2018 are in. For the 20% of Australian students who participated it appears to have been a great success with 99.8% of students able to complete the online test.

ACARA reports that there was a high degree of correlation between the paper based and online formats with the results from both able to be placed on the same NAPLAN assessment scale. This said student writing from the online assessment was judged to be superior.

MEDIA RELEASE-RELEASE OF NAPLAN 2018 SUMMARY INFORMATION

Big implications for educators

This change is significant for schools, teachers and children. As the Australian Curriculum and the various state-based curricula have loose statements regarding the teaching of efficient keyboarding most teachers historically have not prioritised this vital skill. Consequently, Australian children generally have poor keyboarding capacity and a resulting lack of productivity and efficiency.

Good keyboarding skills are taught not caught

The complex high level kinesthetic skill of handwriting is universally taught via a structured leaning programme spanning many years of schooling. Typically, it will feature increasing complexity and repetition commencing with a simplified font and progressing through intermediary stages to fully formed cursive writing. So too, good keyboarding skills need to be systematically taught. Left to their own devices children usually develop poor, inefficient habits that stymie their productivity for the rest of their education and on into their working lives.

75% of Principals want to improve students’ keyboarding and typing skills before NAPLAN Online.

EdAlive is delighted to endorse the published findings of the Australian Primary Principals Association in its summary report: APPA NAPLAN Online Trial Survey. It indicated that in preparation for NAPLAN Online:

  • 78.61% of Principals want to increase teaching time allocated to keyboarding skills
  • 74.87% of Principals want to increase teaching time allocated to touch typing

The accompanying full copy of this report is provided for your convenience.

A copy of the report with highlights added is available for your convenience here

A copy of the original report is available for your convenience here

Feedback from other principals

Typing Tournament Online is the answer

We now have over 200,000 children in thousands of schools right across Australia using Typing Tournament Online to upskill a whole generation ready for NAPLAN Online.

The curricula assume the teaching of competent keyboarding skills

The NSW Syllabus, the Victorian Curriculum and the Australian Curriculum used by the other Australian States and Territories all assume the teaching of good keyboarding skills.

Remarkable results are being achieved

Good keyboarding skills are taught not caught. Typing Tournament Online is the most motivational and efficient tool for the job. Using Typing Tournament Online some classes are averaging typing speeds of over 40 words per minute and others typing more than 20,000 words in a week. Typing Tournament Online is helping up-skill our students for digital tests like NAPLAN Online, the coming digital HSC and the many and varied school, test and work scenarios facing them throughout the rest of their education and on into life.

Official NAPLAN Online Information

ACARA NAPLAN Online information

To find out more about NAPLAN Online click here

New South Wales timeline for NAPLAN Online

To find out more about NSW NAPLAN Online timeline click here

Victoria info for NAPLAN Online

To find out more about Vic NAPLAN Online timeline click here

Queensland info for NAPLAN Online

To find out more about Qld NAPLAN Online timeline click here

Transition Timeline

South Australia info for NAPLAN Online

To find out more about SA NAPLAN Online timeline click here

Australian Capital Territory info for NAPLAN Online

To find out more about ACT NAPLAN Online timeline click here

ACARA statements of interest

ACARA Update September 2017

ACARA Update February 2018

Typing Tournament Online. Teaching a generation of Australians to type, 10 fingers at a time!