Key dates

Assessment type

Year

Period

NAPLAN Online
Read more about the NAPLAN Online test window dates

2020

NAPLAN and all associated testing events will not proceed for 2020 due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and subsequent implications for schools.

2021


11–21 May

See test timetable by domain 

2022

10–20 May

2023

9–19 May

2024

14–24 May

NAPLAN on paper
It is anticipated that most schools will move to NAPLAN Online by 2022

2020

NAPLAN and all associated testing events will not proceed for 2020 due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and subsequent implications for schools.

2021


 
11–13 May

See test timetable by domain 

NAP-ICT Literacy sample assessments  2020 NAP sample and all associated events have been postponed for 12 months due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and subsequent implications for schools.
2021 Field trial (Qld, NSW and Vic only): 7 June – 18 June
Main study: 11 October – 5 November


Small scale tests

Schools may also be randomly selected to participate in NAPLAN item trial testing (from early to mid-August) or equating testing (1–4 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.