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School Support NAPLAN

School support – NAPLAN

Schools play a central role in ensuring the smooth running of NAPLAN tests. Each year, ACARA and test administration authorities (TAAs) in each state and territory provide information and support to schools to ensure they understand what is required to support the administration of NAPLAN tests.
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NAPLAN Parent Carers

Parent/carer support – NAPLAN

NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy. It is important to remember that NAPLAN is not about passing or failing, but about assessing learning progress.
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NAP Key Dates


Education ministers met to discuss the evolving COVID-19 situation and the implications for schools and have decided that NAPLAN testing will not proceed for 2020.

That communique can be found here.

FAQs about this: NAPLAN 2020 FAQs for parents.

What's New

National Assessment Program: ministerial decisions

15 June 2020

On 12 June 2020, education ministers met and agreed the following:

  • Full transition to NAPLAN Online is deferred from 2021 to 2022.
  • National Assessment Program sample assessments in ICT literacy are postponed until 2021.

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