NAPLAN 2020 not proceeding
On Friday 20 March, education ministers decided that NAPLAN would not proceed for 2020. The decision was made in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The wellbeing of students is of primary concern, with the decision to not proceed with NAPLAN in 2020 taken to assist school leaders, teachers and support staff to focus on the wellbeing of students and continuity of education.
We have put together a number of FAQs in response to this on this NAP website.
Parent resources to support remote learning
Many parents are eager for resources to assist them in supporting remote learning for their children. The 'Parent information' section of the Australian Curriculum website has useful materials for parents and carers about how the Australian Curriculum is organised, including information about the learning areas. More resources are being added, so parents and carers should revisit the website over coming days and weeks.
Previous years' NAPLAN test papers are also available on the ACARA website, and there is a NAPLAN Online public demonstration site if parents and children wish to use these as an activity while at home.
Parents and carers can also visit the websites of the state/territory education departments: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, the Northern Territory, the ACT and Western Australia.
My School 2020: a fairer focus on student progress
The My School website has been updated with the most recent data available on Australia’s schools, presenting NAPLAN data in a fresh way.
Following last year’s review into NAPLAN data reporting on My School, education ministers agreed in December to overhaul the way NAPLAN data is presented on the website.
Read ACARA's media release (PDF 70 kb).