Public demonstration site

Students, teachers, parents and carers are invited to use the public demonstration tests to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and related functionalities available in the online NAPLAN assessment. 

Some of the key features include a range of question types, onscreen tools, timers and interactive navigation. Students are encouraged to try all the tests for their year level to practise the complete range of question formats available. 

The demonstration tests cover a sample of possible questions and do not reflect the range of literacy and numeracy content or skills NAPLAN will assess. 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. That is why you will not find answers to the demonstration tests.

Universal design principles have been used to create the questions, but in some cases adjustments are provided to maximise accessibility (these include audio and visual alternative questions, and five colour themes). All question types are keyboard accessible.

These demonstration tests are not tailored tests. Demonstration tests do not include branching between testlets or branching messages. In online NAPLAN tests, branching messages (PDF 2 mb) between testlets advise students whether they may go back to previous testlets to change their answers, or not. This will not affect their branching but will affect their final score.

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 and display as intended. It is recommended that students, their parents/carers and schools discuss the best way for students with disability to access NAPLAN. See our Guide for schools to assist students with disability to access NAPLAN (PDF 256 kb).

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 level: 3, 5, 7 and 9. As all Year 3 students will complete the writing test on paper, there is no Year 3 demonstration test for writing.

Visit our accessibility page to learn about adjustments available to students with disability and watch our interviews with students, parents/carers and teachers. 


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