The OLNA enables students to successfully meet the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) requirement of demonstrating the minimum standards of literacy and numeracy. The standard has three components – reading, writing and numeracy. The standard requires students to demonstrate proficiency in using a range of ACSF Level 3 skills in each component.
Students who have achieved Band 8 or higher in any of the three components of reading, writing and numeracy in their Year 9 NAPLAN are acknowledged as having demonstrated proficiency in using a range of ACSF Level 3 skills in that component and will not be required to sit the corresponding OLNA component.
In Years 10, 11 and 12, students will have up to six opportunities (two per year) to sit the OLNA. For students who did not achieve Band 8 or higher in reading, writing and/or numeracy in Year 9 NAPLAN, it is compulsory to sit the corresponding components in Semester 1 of Year 10, Semester 2 of Year 10 and in Semester 1 of Year 11, unless the proficiency in using a range of ACSF Level 3 skills has been demonstrated (Category 3 on interim reports).
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