This year, the NAPLAN Online test window is 11 to 21 May. Most tests will be completed online this year, however all Year 3 students will complete the writing test on paper. There are contingency measures to revert to paper testing if required.
Supporting your child
NAPLAN is not a test that can be studied for and students are not expected to do so. You can reassure your child that NAPLAN is just one part of their school program and remind them on the day to simply do their best. Teachers will ensure students are familiar with the types of questions in the tests and provide appropriate support and guidance.
Participation in NAPLAN
If a child is absent on a testing day, the school may arrange for them to complete the missed test/s another time during the school’s test schedule.
If a student has a disability, they may qualify for adjustments to their tests.
Students with a disability that severely limits their capacity to participate, or students who have recently arrived in Australia with a non-English speaking background, may be granted a formal exemption.
There are provisions for parents/carers to withdraw their child from NAPLAN testing. Schools are familiar with this process and a decision should be made with your child’s school. Speak to your principal in the first instance.
If you require more information about NAPLAN or have any questions about absences, adjustments, exemptions or withdrawals please do not hesitate to contact the school. You can also find information about NAPLAN testing at www.nap.edu.au.