Federal, state and territory education ministers agreed that NAPLAN will move online over a two-three year period. This means moving NAPLAN from the current paper-based tests to computer-based assessments.
NAPLAN Online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information. The assessments can run through a real-time internet connection or onscreen without an internet connection. Watch the short clip: Understanding NAPLAN Online
NAPLAN Online is a tailored test which adapts to student responses, presenting students with questions that may be more or less difficult – resulting in better assessment and more precise results. Watch the Tailored Testing video.
Significant planning, development, research and trialling has been carried out to make sure we are all ready to move NAPLAN online. In its first year of transition in 2018 just over 15 per cent of schools participated in NAPLAN Online. The platform worked well and feedback from schools at the time of testing was that students found the online assessment engaging.
Education Services Australia has built the online national assessment platform with funds from the Australian Government.
State/territory education authorities make decisions about the logistics and timing to move NAPLAN online for their state/territory. These groups also lead implementation of NAPLAN Online in their state/territory.
Questions? See frequently asked questions about NAPLAN Online or send an email to us: firstname.lastname@example.org