Accessing NAPLAN Data
NAPLAN analysis package is now available in Scout
The NSW Department of Education have advised that all 2018 NAPLAN data is now available in Scout.
Pre-2018 NAPLAN Data is now available to NSW independent schools in Scout. The SMART analysis software package will still be available but will only hold data up to 2017. From 2018, all NAPLAN data will be made available through Scout.
Scout has been designed to be an intuitive and easy to navigate platform which will enable teachers and school leaders to review and monitor their students’ assessment results as well as student growth and performance trends. The Scout platform is hosted by the NSW Department of Education (DoE) and can be accessed via the DoE extranet.
Principals and teachers with active DoE accounts, who already have SMART access, will see the Scout button on the DoE extranet homepage. Principals continue to manage who in their school has access to Scout through SMART permissions. It is important to note that although the Scout icon appears in the Extranet portal, Scout access can take up to 3 days to be effective.
Principals can contact NaplanReporting@aisnsw.edu.au if they need access to Scout or require their account access to be extended. AISNSW has developed a 'Guide for Independent School Principals Accessing NAPLAN data through Scout', to support principals in using AMU and SMU. This guide can be found below for logged in users.
Scout Training Resources
Online training resources have been developed to support schools in getting started with Scout. Resources are routinely updated and include online modules, webinars, training materials and quick reference guides. AISNSW has developed a suggested learning pathway to support independent schools in navigating relevant online training materials.
AISNSW is currently running a series of live webinars to assist NSW independent schools in moving beyond the basics of Scout. AISNSW will then run face-to-face training to help schools unpack school specific data to inform learning. Further details about these session will be updated shortly.