Key dates

Assessment type

Year

Period

NAPLAN practice tests 2023

Schools can complete practice tests in the assessment platform from the beginning of Term 1. For more information, contact your school or your Test administration authority

The Public demonstration site provides sample tests for student familiarisation year-round.

NAPLAN

From 2023, NAPLAN is moving to March. Read more about NAP improvements.

2022

10–20 May

2023

15–27 March

See NAPLAN test window infographic (PDF 302 KB)

See Test window

See Ramadan and NAPLAN

2024

13–25 March

2025

12–24 March

2026 

11–23 March

2027

10–22 March 

NAP sample assessments – ICT literacy 2022 Field trial (WA, SA, Vic and NSW only): 6 June – 17 June
Main study: 10 October – 11 November
NAP–SL sample assessments 2023  NAP sample assessments will move from October to Term 2. 
NAP sample opt-in assessments  2024 From 2024, schools will be able to opt in to additional assessments in the NAP sample domains for Years 6 and 10. 
 

Item trial

Schools may also be selected to participate in NAPLAN item trial testing (July and August). The selected schools are required to participate in these activities. For more information, read the NAP small-scale tests (PDF 184 KB) fact sheet. For more information about these events, please contact your Test administration authority.