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NAPLAN online readiness trial

NAPLAN Online – Getting ready for 2017

The Australian Government is committed to delivering NAPLAN online from 2017, with all schools across the nation transitioning over a 2 to 3 year period.

This change will provide each child with a more personalised learning experience and a better assessment. It also means that the results will be returned to you and your child’s teachers within a few weeks, rather than several months.

Our school will be participating in a trial of the new online system from 15th August -22nd August 2016. This trial is not a ‘test’ of content; it is a test of how the new online system will work in a real-life classroom environment. You may hear this trial referred to as the NAPLAN Online Readiness Trial.

As part of the trial, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will undertake 2 online readiness tests. Each test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. If your child was withdrawn from the 2016 paper test, they won’t participate in this trial. The trial has been carefully timetabled to ensure that students are able to still have their photos taken with their class groups.

It is important that we participate in this trial before the system is officially in use in 2017 to enable familiarisation with the system in a classroom setting. Participation will allow us to confirm that every school is ready and that our teachers are confident that their students will be able to participate fully. Students and teachers will be invited to give feedback about the online NAPLAN trial.

This trial will help our site to be well prepared to complete NAPLAN online in 2017 and provide feedback into final changes at a statewide level.

Please see the PDF attached for FAQs. naplan_online_parent_faqs

If you have any further questions please contact Jodie Cunningham or Louisa Guest (NAPLAN Online coordinators).