By Rachel Claxton
Police have no leads after the theft of more than 100 literacy and numeracy tests from a primary school in Sydney’s west on Monday morning.
The National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests were taken from a safe room where school records are stored at a Shalvey Primary School.
Mt Druitt Detective Sergeant Brendan Bayliss said nothing else was touched in the safe room.
“Only administration staff and teachers have access to the storage room and there was no sign of forced entry,” he said.
The tests were noticed missing at around 8am on Monday morning and reported stolen after the school conducted its own investigation as to whether they had been moved or misplaced.
Schoolchildren across Australia in Years 3, 5 and 7 started sitting the three-day standardised NAPLAN tests, which test reading, writing, language and numeracy, from Tuesday last week.
The test results feed into the Federal Government’s My School website, which compares schools’ literacy and numeracy scores with the results of statistically similar institutions and to the national average.