Gurusubramanian Swaminathan
1 min readSep 30, 2023

Acronyms for many tests in NSW, Australia — de-mystified

Thanks to whoever asked the question about NAPLAN and also other further question which were like more questions to the answer.

Note: I am not certified/licensed education consultant. All the information provided in this article is based on personal research and experience. Personal implies — not just me — its my/family interaction with other parents, families, students, friends across different communities who are in New South Wales area, Australia.

Target Audience: Parents of Year 1 to Year 6 primary students and Year 7 High school students.

Exclusions: This articles is NOT for the persons who do not believe that Education is a game changer for kids in their life. If you still read this and change you opinion, do let me know. I have not made any argument/justification points on why education is good for kids in this article. Education is required. Period.

Let’s delve in the details of each Test. We will cover :

  1. Test Name
  2. What’s this test about
  3. Targeted School Years
  4. How’s the outcome reported
  5. How to interpret the outcome as a Parent.

As this information is in table format, there is no option, but to convert/provide the details to you in a PDF format. Please feel free to go to below link and download the PDF.



Gurusubramanian Swaminathan

Life Coach working with people to enhance their lives (Career, Personal).Vivid Writer in Medium Platform on Positivity,Life Lessons & Reflections.IT Program Mgr