The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
NAPLAN is a nationwide measure through which parents, teachers, schools, education authorities, governments and the broader community can determine whether or not young Australians are developing the literacy and numeracy skills that provide the critical foundation for other learning and for their productive and rewarding participation in the community.
Please find below details of dates and online resources available in regards to NAPLAN 2021.
NAPLAN 2021 dates
NAPLAN Online: 11-21 May
NAPLAN Paper test: 11-14 May
For Years 3 and 5, the online test sequence is as follows:
- Writing (paper for Year 3 only)
- Conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
An online practice test for students will be scheduled prior to the students sitting the actual tests.
NAPLAN Demonstration Site/More Information
The ACARA NAPLAN Online public demonstration site https://nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site allows staff, students and parents/carers to view and interact with test items. The site also contains several resources (FAQs, user guide and technical requirements) that will continue to be updated. You are welcome to check it out, so that you are familiar with the NAPLAN testing process. Also attached is a parent/carer brochure outlining key information in regards to NAPLAN 2021.
Further information will be sent out throughout the term as it becomes available.