Commencement of the 2015 CBA Programme

Primary schools registered for the 2015 CBA programme can now commence the Literacy (NILA) and Numeracy (NINA) assessments with pupils. Assessments are available to schools from 28 September to 11 December 2015.

To ensure a positive experience with the CBAs it is important for schools to:

  1. Follow the Set-up Guidance and Advice document when checking workstations in advance of commencing assessments.
  2. Provide pupils with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the assessments through use of the pupil demos and practice assessment/area.

A range of support is available to schools which can be accessed on the resources section of this website.

The CBA Helpdesk is also available for schools requiring support and can be contacted by telephoning 028 9026 1274, alternatively email

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