The Australian Government is committed to delivering NAPLAN online from 2017, with all schools across the nation transitioning over a 2 to 3 year period.
The government anticipates that this will provide each child with a more personalised learning experience and a better assessment. It also means that the results will be available within a few weeks, rather than several months.
In August our school will be participating in a trial of the new online system. This trial is not a ‘test’ of content; it is a test of how the new online system will work in a real-life classroom environment. You may hear this trial referred to as the NAPLAN Online Readiness Trial.
As part of the trial, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will undertake 2 online readiness tests. Each test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
The trial will provide to education systems before the online tests are officially in use in 2017. In South Australia, this trial will provide important feedback to help DECD support sites prepare to complete NAPLAN online in 2017 and provide feedback into final changes at a statewide level. This will allow DECD to confirm that every school is ready and that there is confidence that students will be able to participate fully.