Online assessment

NAPLAN online: a timeline

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ACARA NAPLAN Online Infographics Timeline

NAPLAN online: frequently asked questions

Visit the NAP website for the latest FAQs around NAPLAN online.

NAPLAN online: key messages

NAPLAN helps parents, carers and educators to see if children are meeting important numeracy and literacy standards. It is used to support school improvement processes by enabling teachers to monitor their students’ progress over time and to identify areas of strength and development.

NAPLAN provides parents and carers with an individual report, showing their child’s results and a national comparison of their child’s performance against other Australian students in their year level.

Federal, state and territory education ministers have agreed that NAPLAN will move online from 2017, over a two-to-three year period.

NAPLAN online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information.

NAPLAN online will mean that the tests better meet the needs of all students, including those with a disability.

NAPLAN online will use ‘tailored testing’ which gives students questions better suited to their ability, resulting in better assessment and more precise results.

Currently, an online national assessment platform is being built by Education Services Australia with funds from the Australian Government.

The precision and improved timing of the results will help teachers tailor their teaching more specifically to student needs.

Significant planning, development, research and trialing are going on behind the scenes to make sure we are all ready to move NAPLAN online.

The online national assessment platform is being built and will be used to trial online assessment in 2016. The platform will also be used to deliver NAP: Civics and Citizenship in 2016.

State/territory education authorities will make decisions about the logistics and timing to move NAPLAN online for their state/territory. These groups will also lead implementation in their state/territory.

For schools that are not able to access the internet to the required level for online testing, alternative Information Technology solutions will be available.

For further information on the move to NAPLAN online please visit the NAP website