Federal, state and territory education ministers agreed that all schools will gradually transition from the current paper-based tests to the computer-based assessments, with the aim for all schools to undertake NAPLAN online by 2022.
NAPLAN Online provides a better assessment, more precise results and is more engaging for students. The assessments can run through a real-time internet connection or onscreen without an internet connection. Watch the short clip: Understanding NAPLAN Online (2 min 11s).
NAPLAN Online is a tailored test that 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 (3 min 6s).
Significant planning, development, research and trialling have 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. In 2019, the number rose to over 50%. Feedback about the online test has been positive, with students saying they find the format engaging.
State/territory education authorities make decisions about the logistics and timing to move NAPLAN online for their state/territory. These organisations also lead implementation of NAPLAN Online in their state/territory.
Watch the video NAPLAN accessibility (6 min 23s), where students, parents/carers and teachers talk about the benefits of NAPLAN Online. Video transcript (PDF 92 kb)
Questions? See frequently asked questions about NAPLAN Online or contact us.