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NAPLAN test dates

2020 NAPLAN test timetable

Paper test

In 2020, the NAPLAN paper tests will be conducted from 12 to 14 May.

Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May
Official test date
Wednesday
13 May
Official test date
Thursday 14 May
Official test date
Friday 15 May
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 18 MayTuesday 19 MayWednesday 20 MayThursday 21 MayFriday 22 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 25 MayTuesday 26 MayWednesday
27 May
Thursday 28 MayFriday 29 May
Test security to be maintained by all schools to 29 May 2020

 

Online test

In 2020, the NAPLAN Online tests will be conducted from 12 to 22 May.

Testing sequence: writing - reading - conventions of language - numeracy.

Monday 11 MayTuesday 12 MayWednesday
13 May
Thursday 14 MayFriday 15 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 permittedcatch-up tests permittedcatch-up tests permittedcatch-up tests permitted
Monday 18 MayTuesday 19 MayWednesday
20 May
Thursday 21 MayFriday 22 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 25 MayTuesday 26 MayWednesday
27 May
Thursday 28 MayFriday 29 May

Test security to be maintained by all schools to 29 May 2020.

This week may only be used for testing with permission from the TAA

 

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.