NAPLAN Test Timetable

In 2018, the NAPLAN tests will be conducted from 15 to 17 May. 

Monday 14 May Tuesday 15 May
Official test date
16 May
Official test date
Thursday 17 May
Official test date
Friday 18 May
No tests permitted 1. Language

2. Writing

Catch-up tests
(Language Conventions
and Writing)
3. Reading
Catch-up tests
(Language Conventions,
Writing and Reading)

4. Numeracy
Catch-up tests (any) permitted

Catch-up tests (any) permitted
Monday 21 MayTuesday 22 MayWednesday
23 May
Thursday 24 MayFriday 25 May
Test security to be maintained to ensure tests remain secure for schools sanctioned
to vary test dates.
Individual student catch-up tests not permitted during this week.
Monday 28 MayTuesday 29 MayWednesday  
30 May
Thursday 31 MayFriday 1 June
Test security to be maintained.

Please note that all tests must remain secure until the end of the security period on 1 June 2018.

Variations to test dates for classes or groups of students
ACARA has advised that only schools with compelling reasons that are outside of their control will be granted approval to vary test dates. Schools that book a camp in test week will not be granted approval to vary their NAPLAN test dates.

Future NAPLAN test dates

Future NAPLAN test dates up to 2020 can be found on the ACARA website to inform planning: NAPLAN test dates