All students in Years 7 and 9 in Australia are required to sit the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). NAPLAN takes place over three days in the second week of May each year with testing in Literacy (Writing, Reading and Language Convention) and Numeracy (non-calculator and calculator). Parents and the school will receive a statement of performance. The school uses NAPLAN results to indicate future planning and teaching needs.
The school takes a holistic approach to literacy and it is explicitly taught in each subject with a literacy reporting outcome for each subject on the Semester 1 and 2 reports. Individual students who are not reaching the benchmark levels are also identified and a support program is implemented through the Emmaus Centre.