NAPLAN Online Continues Into 2020

NAPLAN, which is a part of the National Assessment Program (NAP), is how governments, education authorities and schools can determine whether young Australians are reaching important educatonal goals. States and territories determine when their schools commence NAPLAN Online.

This year, our Year 3 and 5 students will once again complete NAPLAN Online for Maths, Reading, Grammar Conventions and Writing (Year 5 only).

NAPLAN online brings many new opportunities for students and teachers that are limited or not possible with paper-based tests. Some of the main benefits of students taking part in NAPLAN Online include:

  • Better assessment – and more precise results. NAPLAN Online uses a tailored test or adaptive design, where the test automatically adapts to a student’s performance and asks questions that match the student achievement level, allowing the student to demonstrate their knowledge.
  • Faster turnaround of results. Delivery of assessments online significantly reduces the time it takes to provide feedback to schools, students and parents, so teachers can respond more quickly to learning needs.
  • More engaging. Research into online assessment has shown that students have engaged well with electronic tests.

As technology develops, The Department of Education aims to further refine the delivery of the tests to best use the available technology to provide increasingly sophisticated assessments and valuable feedback to teachers, parents and education authorities. I implore families to have a look at the Demonstrations and information that is available on the NAPLAN Online website.

There is also an app version on the iOS App Store that can be downloaded at home. The student demonstration tests are a fantastic way to familiarise yourself and your child to the new platform of testing.

If you have any questions relating to NAPLAN Online, please direct them to Mr Gould.

NAPLAN Online – Brochure for Parents and Carers