The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Year 7 NAPLAN Practice Test

In preparation for NAPLAN testing in May, our Homeroom teachers have been familiarising your sons with the new NAPLAN online platform.

As part of our preparations, Scotch College is also participating in a 'Combined Practice Test' on Wednesday 3 April.  The WA School Curriculum and Standards Authority has requested that all schools in WA complete this test at the same time, in order to view the platform operating with a high volume of users before it opens for NAPLAN 2019 on Tuesday 14 May.

Important points to note:

  • All Year 7 boys will be completing the Combined Practice Test in their homerooms.
  • The test is 45 minutes long and combines literacy and numeracy components.
  • Disability adjustments have been applied, so if you son normally receives extra time or rest breaks, this will be included.
  • We will not receive data or answers for the Combined Practice Test.
  • Please ensure your son brings a fully charged laptop and his earphones to school on Wednesday 3 April.

Should you have any further queries, please email Sophie Berry at

Mrs Sophie Berry
Dean of Teaching & Learning Middle School