Key dates

NAPLAN tests

Future test dates

Year NAPLAN test period
2018 15 - 17 May
2019 14 - 16 May
2020 12 - 14 May

Additional important information

All schools will be undertaking NAPLAN as paper-based tests in 2017. The transition to NAPLAN online will commence from 2018. 

Your school may also be randomly selected to participate in NAPLAN item trial testing (early to mid-August) or equating testing (1 to 4 weeks prior to NAPLAN test week). The selected schools are required to participate in these activities. For more information, you can download the fact sheet on small scale tests (PDF icon 447 KB).


NAP sample assessments

In 2017, NAP - ICT Literacy will be held on the following dates:

  • 16 October - 3 November

Future NAP sample assessments:

Year NAP sample assessment
2018 NAP — science literacy
2019 NAP — civics and citizenship