You may have heard that NAPLAN online is proposed to be introduced across Australia from 2018.

NAPLAN online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information. Your child’s results will be returned to you faster, within a couple of weeks rather than a couple of months.

Between 11 and 22 September 2017, our school is participating in a trial of the NAPLAN Online platform (the computer system the test will be taken on). This trial isn’t ‘another’ NAPLAN test for 2017, rather, it is a chance for teachers and students to test the new platform in a real-life classroom environment. A selection of our Year 8 students will participate in the trial in Week 10, by undertaking either one or two online tests that include examples of the new NAPLAN online questions. Each of these tests will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Participating in this trial is important as it will help us make sure we have adequate bandwidth capacity, wireless connectivity, and are confident with the administrative processes and classroom practices in setting up NAPLAN testing.

Feedback from schools participating in the trial will inform transition to the online assessment as well as provide valuable feedback to shape the final development of the NAPLAN online platform.

Participation in this trial is a key step to ensuring a successful NAPLAN online experience. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Rebecca.Sadler@ed.act.edu.au .

Further information on NAPLAN Online is available at www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/naplan-online.