Key dates

Year Period Assessment type  Details
2019 14-16 May
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NAPLAN on paper All schools will move NAPLAN from the current paper-based tests to computer-based assessments by 2020.
14-24 May
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To assist schools in ensuring they have a sufficient number of devices, the NAPLAN Online test window is extended from three to nine days to allow flexibility for tests to be staggered.

To be determined      
NAP sample Civics and Citizenship sample assessments


Small scale tests

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

For more information about these events, please contact your test administration authority.