We work with the NSW community to drive improvements
in student achievement
Minimum Literacy and Numeracy Standard
NAPLAN Online school readiness test
NSW Schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online school readiness test from Monday 14 August to Friday 22 September 2017.
The school readiness test will help schools assess their technical and administrative readiness in a ‘dress rehearsal’ for the transition from pen and paper to online testing from 2018.
Syllabus consultation: feedback welcome
Consultation is now open for draft K–10 language syllabuses (French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean and Spanish) and the Creative Arts K–6 Draft Directions for Syllabus Development.
You can provide feedback through consultation meetings, completing an online survey or providing a written submission.
2018 HSC Chief Examiner positions available
Australian Writing Survey
We are encouraging NSW primary and secondary teachers to complete the Australian Writing Survey.
The survey takes about 30 minutes and contributes one hour of professional development to teacher accreditation at Proficient level. It will also help provide teachers with targeted approaches to teaching and assessing writing.
A guide for Year 10, 11 and 12 students
- Year 10 and 11 grades
- HSC exam papers
- HSC subject selection
- HSC study guide and resources
- Getting results
A guide for parents in New South Wales
- Schooling in NSW
- Transitioning to school
- Primary school K–6
- High school and the HSC
News and updates
- 21 July 2017
- 20 July 2017
14 Aug 2017
NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test
23 Aug 2017
15 September 2017
Submit HSC school assessment marks and HSC Life Skills outcomes
16 October 2017
HSC written examinations begin
27 October 2017
Submit Year 11 grades and Life Skills outcomes