Key dates

Assessment type

Year

Period

NAPLAN practice tests 2024

Schools can complete practice tests in the assessment platform from Term 4, 2023. 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 has moved to March.

See NAPLAN 2024: What’s changed (PDF 68 KB) or read more about the NAP improvements.

2022

10–20 May

2023

15–27 March

2024

13–25 March

See NAPLAN test window infographic (PDF 622 KB)

See Test window

See Ramadan and NAPLAN

2025

12–24 March

2026 

11–23 March

2027

10–22 March 

NAP sample assessments

From 2023, NAP sample assessments main studies have moved from October to May.

2023 NAP–SL main study: 8-26 May
NAP–CC field trial: 16 Oct-03 Nov
2024  NAP–CC main study: 6-24 May
NAP–ICTL field trial: Oct – Nov 


NAP Opt-in assessments

From 2024, schools will be able to opt in to additional assessments in the NAP sample domains for Years 6 and 10.

2024 NAP Opt-in assessment in science literacy: May