This year, NAPLAN has been aligned with the Mathematics and English Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum.
In a nut shell, most people will not notice any major differences with regarding the testing; a spade is always a spade no matter what the gardener uses it for.
Try not to get caught up in the NAPLAN fuss. Hopefully classroom teacher's are focusing on delivering the curriculum, and not adopting a results-driven approach.
Further information regarding NAPLAN 2016 can be found at: