Public demonstration site

In advance of taking NAPLAN online, students, teachers and parents are invited to use the demonstration site to familiarise themselves with the type of questions, and related functionalities available in the NAPLAN Online assessment.

Some of the key features of NAPLAN Online include interactive navigation, timers and drag-and-drop functionality. Students are encouraged to try all the tests for their year level to experience the complete range of question formats and interactive features available in the online NAPLAN assessment. 

While it is helpful for students to become familiar and comfortable with the format of the online test, ACARA does not encourage students to study separately for NAPLAN and answers to the demonstration tests are not provided. The demonstration tests only cover a sample of possible questions and do not reflect the range of curriculum content or skills NAPLAN Online will assess.

Accessing the demonstration tests

The NAPLAN Online assessment platform uses a locked down browser (LDB) to help ensure security during testing. Because the LDB may interfere with assistive technology, students with disability are encouraged to try the demonstration tests at their school where the LDB is in operation.  

The links below take you to demonstration tests for conventions of language (grammar, punctuation, and spelling), numeracy, reading and writing for each NAPLAN test year levels: 3, 5, 7 and 9. There is no Year 3 writing demonstration test as Year 3 students in 2018 will complete the writing test on paper.

The demonstration tests will work with many devices and browsers but not all. Before starting, check if your device or browser meets the minimum technical requirements to ensure the tests function as intended.


   Year 3  Year 5  Year 7  Year 9

Alternative questions for students with disability

For each year level and domain, where applicable there are tests that provide audio, visual and motor alternative questions that may assist some students with disability to access NAPLAN Online. Read more about adjustments available for students with disability to support access to NAPLAN Online tests and encourage maximum participation. 

For more information

See also frequently asked questions or email NAPLAN Online.