NAP news, August 2016

Understanding NAPLAN online video

11 August 2016

NAPLAN will move online from 2017 over a two–three year period. 

Moving NAPLAN online will bring new opportunities for students and teachers, which are not possible with paper-based tests, including better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information.

New opportunities include 'tailored testing', which gives students questions better suited to their achievement level and which will result in better assessment and more precise results.  

As NAPLAN moves online, options to further enhance the experience for students and value for teachers will be considered. These will be subject to consultation, assessment and normal approval processes. At this point in time, there are no plans to introduce changes such as retaking NAPLAN tests.  

See ACARA’s new video that explains why NAPLAN is moving online:

NAPLAN online

NAPLAN 2016 summary information released

03 August 2016

NAPLAN 2016 preliminary summary information has been released. The data released demonstrate that, compared to 2008 (the first year of NAPLAN), there have been gains in all content areas (except for writing), but not for all year groups. 

See the interactive spreadsheet

The final National Report will be available in December and provides a detailed analysis of how students perform in each year level, state/territory and by various demographics on a national scale in each of the four test domains. 

Visit the ACARA website to read ACARA’s media release (PDF 92 kb).