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NAPLAN Online will deliver numerous benefits including:

  • reduced time between testing and reporting, increasing the ability of teachers to use the results to inform teaching practice;
  • a ‘tailored test’ design that adapts to correct and incorrect student responses providing a more precise understanding of student ability;
  • innovative use of technology, including a more engaging test design and a wider range of item types;
  • the extension of the ‘test window’ to two weeks, allowing schools greater flexibility to schedule the tests at times that suit them best and increasing student participation.

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has responsibility for the central management of NAPLAN and is leading the transition nationally.

The VCAA will facilitate the transition in Victoria, in collaboration with the Government, Catholic and Independent school sectors.

In order to undertake NAPLAN Online, schools will need an appropriate number of suitable devices for students and a network infrastructure in place to support them. A wide range of computing devices will be supported, including laptops and tablets.

Additional information regarding NAPLAN Online (including test design and technical requirements) is available on the NAP website.

Transition in Victoria

Schools in Victorian have been transitioning from NAPLAN paper tests to NAPLAN Online tests since 2018. It is anticipated that all schools will be completing NAPLAN Online tests by 2020.

Further Information

NAPLAN Online FAQs and transition advice from ACARA: ACARA NAP website