NAP news, June 2020

National Assessment Program: ministerial decisions

15 June 2020

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

Full transition to NAPLAN Online deferred from 2021 to 2022

  • Given the cancellation of NAPLAN 2020 and the impacts on schooling due to COVID-19, education ministers have decided the timeline for full transition to NAPLAN Online will be deferred from 2021 to 2022. 

National Assessment Program sample assessments in ICT literacy postponed until 2021 

  • Ministers decided that this year’s scheduled National Assessment Program – Information and Communications Technology Literacy (NAP–ICTL) sample assessment would be postponed by 12 months to 2021, to assist school leaders, teachers and support staff focus on the wellbeing of students and continuity of education, as they respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • The NAP sample assessment cycle will continue from 2021, resulting in a one-off four-year gap (as opposed to the normal three-year gap) in the time series for each of the sample assessments. Read more about the NAP sample assessment program on the 'NAP sample assessments' page of this website.

See the Education Council communique.