AsP NAPLAN Results

The AsP NAPLAN Results report provides information on student NAPLAN results across schools in NSW, grouped by cluster.

This report is available only to Asset Planners in the Planning and Demography unit.

How will this report benefit me?

Asset Planners can view NAPLAN results for a cluster and its schools, and trends such as increasing or decreasing NAPLAN results over time.  All schools in the same cluster can be compared on the same chart.

It also allows comparison with non-government school NAPLAN results.

What does the AsP NAPLAN Results report provide?

The following visualisations are available in this report:

School Compared to Cluster and State

  • This line chart displays historical NAPLAN results by year.
  • The average result for the Reading and Numeracy domains is displayed. These two domains were chosen as they are the best indicators of a school’s performance.
  • Select a single school to compare that school’s results to the cluster and state average. Deselect all schools to view the cluster against the state average only.
  • 10 years of historical data will eventually be included, however the earliest year displayed is 2010.  This is due to unavailability of NAPLAN data prior to this year.
  • Note only government schools are in this report as permission was not granted for us to display NAPLAN results for non-government schools.
  • Hover over any line to view the data for that year.
  • The value “Number of Students” in the hover box is the number of students in the selected school, not the cluster or state.

All Schools in Cluster

  • This line chart displays historical NAPLAN results by year for individual schools in the cluster, AND non-government schools based within the cluster boundary.
  • Compare all schools in the cluster on the same chart.
  • Use the school name filter to select individual schools to compare against each other.
  • 10 years of historical data will eventually be included, however the earliest year displayed is 2010.  This is due to unavailability of NAPLAN data prior to this year.
  • Hover over any data point to view the NAPLAN score and number of students in each school. This can be used to interpret the results.
  • Note that the Hover box is a fixed height (this is a Power BI limitation). This means that only the first 4-5 schools (going in alphabetical order) will be displayed. To view the number of students for a school that is not in the hover box, select the school in the School Name slicer, then hover over the school line again.

Use the following slicers to select a cluster and analyse the data:


Use this slicer to select a cluster to analyse. You can scroll to find the cluster you need, or use the search bar at the top of the slicer.


  • To improve report loading times, this slicer will default to the first primary cluster in the list.
  • You can only select one cluster at a time in this report.
  • This slicer controls both charts. The cluster and schools displayed in the charts will change based on the cluster selected.
  • This slicer controls both the School Name slicers. The schools available in the School Name slicer will be government schools in the cluster.


  • Use this to select the NAPLAN assessment, e.g. NAPLAN 5.
  • If all assessments are deselected, the charts will display the average score for all assessments at the school. For a primary school, this would be NAPLAN 3 and 5. For a high school, this would be NAPLAN 7 and 9.
  • You can select multiple assessments by holding down the Ctrl key while clicking the assessment.

School Name

  • There are 2 School Name slicers, one for each chart.  Once a cluster is selected, all schools in the cluster and sector will appear in these slicers.
  • The slicers work independently of each other. Use the top slicer to select a single school to compare against the cluster and state. Use the bottom slicer to select multiple schools to compare against each other.

What should I look for?

  • Clusters or schools with a significant upwards or downwards trend in average NAPLAN results over the years.
  • A school that is significantly above or below the rest of the cluster.
  • Note that record suppression is in place for any schools where there were less than 5 students undertaking an assessment in any given year. This will affect the data for schools with low numbers of students, e.g. rural and remote schools. It will appear that there is no data for that school, assessment and year combination.  This was required by the data steward for the purpose of approving the use of this data.
  • No record suppression was done at the cluster level, only the school level.
  • Note that average NAPLAN results may not be an accurate representation of the school, where low numbers of students have completed the assessment. For example a school with less than 10 students in each year, may have wildly fluctuating NAPLAN results from year to year. This could be due to differences in the student cohorts, rather than any teaching strategies at the school. Please review the NAPLAN results in conjunction with the number of students in each year to interpret these results appropriately.

Where does this data come from?

  • Historical NAPLAN results (including non-government schools) come from NAPLAN.

How frequently is data updated?

  • Historical NAPLAN results are updated annually after they are released in August.
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