NAPLAN online Information for Parents

What is happening?

In 2019, CEDP students will complete NAPLAN Online during the 14-24 May test window. This will impact only the students in years 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Why is this happening?

The assessment provides parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the time of the tests. NAPLAN is just one aspect of a school’s assessment and reporting process - it does not replace ongoing assessments made by teachers about student performance. NAPLAN also provides schools, education authorities and governments with information about how education programs are working and whether young Australians are meeting important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy.


Detailed FAQ's

See the NSW Department of Education FAQ's for detailed FAQ's. For key questions see below.

What if my child has a specific learning need?

Not all disability adjustments available in the platform in 2019 will meet the needs of every student with disability. For example, some magnification settings and keyboard features.

In those cases, alternative format paper tests, such as large print, black and white, braille, and electronic test formats, can be provided.

See the adjacent guide for more details or via the link here.

How should I prepare my child for the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test?

Your child will not need any academic preparation for the school readiness test. This is not a test of their literacy and numeracy skills, but an opportunity for them to experience the online test format and for their school to assess its online testing capability. If parents would like to familiarise themselves and their children with the look and feel of the NAPLAN online test a public demonstration site with sample questions is available here.

Where can I find more information?

View the NAPLAN Online Fact Sheets for parents.

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Information about NAPLAN Individual student reports 2019 (Paper and online)

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Other general information for parents about NAPLAN 2019