Year 9 Gympie High student Luis Jacobson at the first day of Naplan testing yesterday.
Year 9 Gympie High student Luis Jacobson at the first day of Naplan testing yesterday. Tanya Easterby

Rest good for students undertaking Naplan tests

HUNDREDS of Gympie region Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students joined more than 236,000 youngsters throughout Queensland to sit the first day of the sixth annual Naplan tests on Tuesday.

The Naplan tests continue Wednesday and Thursday.

Local parents and carers are asked to help ease their children's anxiety by making sure they get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.

State Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said information from the tests helped identify strengths and weaknesses at a class, school and state-wide level.

"Sitting any school test can be an anxious time for students," he said.

"I used to get anxious before my exams, but now I'm older, I know the most important thing is to do your best and try to provide an answer to every question.

"The Naplan tests help us identify where resources are needed so we can continue to meet the educational needs of all Queensland students.

"The results are useful for students, teachers and parents because they signal how students are progressing across core areas of learning including reading, writing, grammar and punctuation, spelling and numeracy."

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