Public demonstration site

In advance of taking NAPLAN Online, students, teachers and parents are invited to use the public demonstration tests to familiarise themselves with the type of questions and related functionalities available in the NAPLAN Online assessment.

Some of the key features include a range of question types, onscreen tools, timers and interactive navigation. Students are encouraged to try all the tests for their year level to practise the complete range of question formats available in the online assessment.

The demonstration tests cover a sample of possible questions and do not reflect the range of literacy and numeracy content or skills NAPLAN Online will assess. While it is helpful for students to become familiar and comfortable with the format of the online test, ACARA does not encourage students to study separately for NAPLAN. That is why you will not find answers to the demonstration tests.

All question types are keyboard accessible. Where applicable, there are tests that provide adjustments (audio and visual alternative questions, and five colour themes), which may improve accessibility for some students with disability to access NAPLAN Online. Students with disability should undertake the demonstration tests at their school, to help determine what accessibility adjustments they may require.

These demonstration tests are not tailored tests. Demonstration tests do not include branching between testlets or branching messages. In NAPLAN Online tests, branching messages (PDF 1.56 mb) between testlets advise students whether they may go back to previous testlets to change their answers, or not. This will not affect their branching but will affect their final score.

The demonstration tests will work with many devices and browsers but not all. Before starting, check if your device or browser meets the minimum technical requirements to ensure the tests function and display as intended.

The links below take you to demonstration tests for conventions of language (grammar, punctuation, and spelling), numeracy, reading and writing for each NAPLAN test year level: 3, 5, 7 and 9. As all Year 3 students will complete the writing test on paper, there is no Year 3 demonstration test for writing.

Visit NAPLAN Online’s accessibility page to learn about adjustments available to students with disability and watch our interviews with students, parents/carers and teachers. 


 Year 3  Year 5  Year 7  Year 9

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See also frequently asked questions or email ACARA Info.