Parents and kids stressed about NAPLAN, according to Google search

‘my kid stressed about naplan’

It’s interesting to occasionally look at the Google search terms people use to reach this website. This week, NAPLAN was hands down the most common search theme, appearing in a quarter of all the search queries. Some further observations:

  • Searching was more frequent earlier in the week, as parents presumably experienced a last minute panic.
  • Parents of years 3 and 5 children were more stressed about it than high school parents (which was the point of my blog post last week, Chilling out about NAPLAN)
  • Kids are also stressed about NAPLAN, searching ‘if you do bad in naplan does go on your grade’, and ‘can u get out of naplan if u have a not from ur mum?’
  • Parents were stressed about their kids’ stress: ‘my kid stressed about naplan’ and ‘naplan and depression’
  • One child, though, was wondering what all the fuss was about: ‘what is so bad about naplan?’

Top NAPLAN search themes this week:

  • naplan
  • naplan 2012
  • does naplan matter
  • naplan 2012 grade 5
  • 2012 naplan comment
  • 2012 writing naplan test topic
  • blog naplan 2012
  • blog on naplan 2012 exams
  • blogs about naplan
  • can u get out of naplan if u have a not from ur mum?
  • does naplan really matter
  • everyone should learn to cook naplan
  • forum 2012 naplan writing
  • forum naplan 2012 writing
  • forums about naplan
  • grade 5 naplan test 2012 practice
  • if you do bad in naplan does go on your grade
  • is 1 page enough for grade 5 naplan
  • my kid stressed about naplan
  • naplan 2012 comments
  • naplan 2012 forum
  • naplan 2012 grade 3
  • naplan 2012 grade 3 test samples
  • naplan 2012 writing forum
  • naplan and depression
  • naplan comments 2012
  • naplan forum 2012
  • naplan forum teacher year 3 15 may 2012
  • naplan grade 5 2012
  • naplan kids
  • naplan results matter
  • naplan should everyone learn to cook 2012
  • naplan starts this morning for kids in grade 3 and 5 years
  • naplan test today
  • todays naplan
  • what are they going to ask for naplan
  • what can we expect in the 2012 naplan exam for primary students
  • what happens if im away for naplan
  • what is so bad about naplan
  • why are schools asking for naplan results



  1. Glad my kid is not taking NAPLAN this year. But it was kinds stressful last year when she had it for the first time.

  2. This was our first year of Naplan, and my poor boy is just recovering from a week off with the flu, but the school newsletter said they had to attend. He told me he didn’t get the maths one finished. I told him not to worry about it, as long as he did his best.
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    • Thekids says:

      Hmm… they don’t actually HAVE to attend if you don’t want them to. Good though you told him not to worry about it.

  3. I remember the old NSW Basic Skills test, and being distraught in year five when I only got band five not 6 for something 🙁
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  4. I love reading your blog because while I don’t have teenagers (just 2 year old twins) I know I gotta start researching now! I admit I know very little about NAPLAN but my next door neighbour is a retired high school teacher and has strong opinions against it.
    Again, no very little about Hunger Games! But my oh my, it is taking the world by storm, isn’t it ?
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  5. My year 3 daughter sat the NAPLAN for the first time this week….she has this bad habit of pulling at her hair when she is stressed. I was brushing her hair and noticed a very obvious bald spot right above her fringe. The bald spot has just appeared this week during the tests. I think the NAPLAN causes too much un necessary stress…especially for the little ones 🙁
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