Technical requirements

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ACARA understands that a move to online delivery of NAPLAN will inspire questions about the technical requirements that will need to be met.

Technical readiness

Transitioning to NAPLAN Online assumes schools have suitable hardware and reliable access to the internet. Visit the Online National Assessment Platform website to find out about general technical requirements and student device requirements for NAPLAN Online.

To ensure test security and to prevent student access to the internet and spell-check applications during NAPLAN Online, a locked-down browser will be installed to each student's device by schools prior to the tests. 

It is not necessary to use a locked-down browser to interact with the public demonstration tests. These tests have been developed to familiarise students with the type of items and related functionalities used for NAPLAN Online. However, the demonstration tests may not function as intended if your device or browser does not meet the minimum technical requirements.
 
Students who are allocated specific disability adjustment codes, authorised by the test administration authority, may be exempt from using a locked-down browser during the NAPLAN Online assessment. 


Bring your own device

Some schools are moving towards a bring your own device (BYOD) policy that allows students to use their own computer at school. The use of a BYOD laptop or tablet for NAPLAN Online creates a number of issues around test security and privacy. These will need to be managed by schools to ensure that the online assessments run smoothly.