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NAPLAN test dates

2022 NAPLAN test timetable

Online test

In 2022, the NAPLAN Online tests will be conducted from 10 to 20 May.

Testing sequence: Writing - Reading - Conventions of Language - Numeracy.

Monday 9 MayTuesday 10 MayWednesday 11 MayThursday 12 MayFriday 13 May

 

Preparation day –
no tests permitted

Day 1 testing

Writing:
Year 3 (paper)
Year 5 (online)

Day 2 testing

Writing:
Year 5 (online) *
Year 7 & 9 (online)

Day 3 testing

Writing:
Year 7 & 9 (online) *

Day 4 testing

 

No writing available for Year 7 & 9 students. Students can use Day 1 to start other domains, but must follow test sequenceAll year levels follow test sequenceAll year levels follow test sequenceAll year levels follow test sequence
catch-up tests permitted catch-up tests permitted catch-up tests permitted catch-up tests permitted 
(Year 3 writing catch-up tests must be completed by this day)
Monday 16 MayTuesday 17 MayWednesday 18 MayThursday 19 MayFriday 20 May

Day 5 testing

All year levels follow test sequence

catch-up tests permitted

Day 6 testing

All year levels follow test sequence

catch-up tests permitted

Day 7 testing

All year levels follow test sequence

catch-up tests permitted

Day 8 testing

All year levels follow test sequence

catch-up tests permitted

Day 9 testing

All year levels follow test sequence

catch-up tests permitted

Monday 23 MayTuesday 24 MayWednesday 25 MayThursday 26 MayFriday 27 May

Test security to be maintained by all schools to 3 June 2022.

This week may only be used for testing with permission from the Test Administration Authority (TAA).

Monday 30 MayTuesday 31 MayWednesday 1 JuneThursday 2 JuneFriday 3 June

Test security to be maintained by all schools to 3 June 2022.

This week may only be used for testing with permission from the Test Administration Authority (TAA).

 * The NAPLAN Online test sequence differs from the paper-based tests, particularly in the administration of writing. For NAPLAN Online, writing takes place over two days and test scheduling is staggered for Years 5, 7 and 9. If possible, writing tests should be completed on the first day of testing for relevant year level, with the second day reserved for writing tests that may need to be rescheduled due to technical issues.

Paper test

In 2022, the NAPLAN paper tests will be conducted from 10 to 12 May.

Monday 9 May Tuesday 10 May
Official test date
Wednesday 11 May
Official test date
Thursday 12 May
Official test date
Friday 13 May

Preparation day –
no tests permitted

1. Language
Conventions

2. Writing

Catch-up tests

(Language Conventions

and Writing)
permitted

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

4. Numeracy
Catch-up tests (any) permitted

Catch-up tests (any) permitted
Monday 16 MayTuesday 17 MayWednesday 18 MayThursday 19 MayFriday 20 May

Test security must be maintained by all schools to 3 June 2022.

This week may only be used for testing with permission from the Test Administration Authority (TAA).

Monday 23 MayTuesday 24 MayWednesday 25 MayThursday 26 MayFriday 27 May

Test security must be maintained by all schools to 3 June 2022.

This week may only be used for testing with permission from the Test Administration Authority (TAA).

Monday 30 MayTues;day 31 MayWednesday 1 JuneThursday 2 JuneFriday 3 June

Test security to be maintained by all schools to 3 June 2022.

 

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 dates for NAPLAN can be found on the NAP website's Key dates page.