Key dates

Assessment type

Year

Period

NAPLAN school practice test window  2021 March – April

For more information, contact your school or your test administration authority

NAPLAN online
Read more about the NAPLAN online test window dates

2020

NAPLAN and all associated testing events did not proceed for 2020 due to COVID-19.

2021

11–21 May

2022

10–20 May

See NAPLAN online test window infographic (PDF 1.23 mb)

See test timetable by domain

See information on NAPLAN and Ramadan

2023

9–19 May

2024

14–24 May

NAPLAN on paper
It is anticipated that most schools will move to NAPLAN Online by 2022

2020

NAPLAN and all associated testing events did not proceed for 2020 due to COVID-19.

2021

11–13 May

See test timetable by domain 

See information on NAPLAN and Ramadan
NAP-ICT Literacy sample assessments  2020 NAP sample and all associated testing events were postponed for 12 months due to COVID-19.
2021 Field trial (Qld, NSW and Vic only): 7 June – 18 June
NAP sample assessment was postponed for a further 12 months due to COVID-19. 

Small scale tests

Schools may also be randomly selected to participate in NAPLAN item trial testing (from early to mid-August) or equating testing (1–4 weeks prior to NAPLAN test period). The selected schools are required to participate in these activities. For more information, download the small-scale tests fact sheet (PDF 184 kb).

For more information about these events, please contact your test administration authority.