Key Dates for
NAPLAN 2020

Year
Period
NAPLAN Online

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test window
dates

2020 12 - 22 May
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2021 11 - 21 May
2022 10 - 20 May
2023 9 - 19 May
2024 14 - 24 May
NAPLAN on paper

It is anticipated that most schools will move to NAPLAN Online by 2021

2020 12 - 14 May
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NAP sample
2019 14 Oct.- 1 Nov.
NAPLAN results
2020 mid August to mid
September

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NAPLAN Test Timetables

Schools are able to use the expanded, flexible test window to schedule tests in a manner that best suits their needs. There are a few parameters that must be followed:

Schools must schedule the tests to be taken in the following order:

  1. writing
  2. reading
  3. conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  4. numeracy.

All classes in a school must complete a domain before classes can move onto the next domain. For instance, all classes at Cook High School must finish the writing test before any of the classes can start the reading test. If students are absent, the classes can still move onto the reading test, even if these absent students have not yet done the writing test.

Each student must complete the reading test before they are able to sit the conventions of language test.

Individual students are not permitted to sit the paper tests after Friday 15 May 2020.

Year
Tuesday 12 May
Wednesday 13 May
Thursday 14 May
Year 3

Language conventions: 45 minutes

Writing: 40 minutes

Reading: 45 minutes Numeracy: 45 minutes
Year 5

Language conventions: 45 minutes

Writing: 40 minutes

Reading: 50 minutes Numeracy: 50 minutes
Year 7

Language conventions: 45 minutes

Writing: 40 minutes

Reading: 65 minutes Numeracy: 65 minutes
Year 9

Language conventions: 45 minutes

Writing: 40 minutes

Reading: 65 minutes Numeracy: 65 minutes

NAPLAN 2020 Online test window is nine days. Day 1 is Tuesday 12 May 2020 and day 9 is Friday 22 May 2020.

The writing test must be scheduled within a two-day test window and schools must schedule writing from the first day of the appropriate two-day test window. For Year 5, the writing window is days 1 and 2. For Years 7 and 9, the writing window is days 2 and 3.

The tests need to be taken in a specific order. Individual students are not permitted to sit the online tests after Friday 22 May 2020.

Scheduling requirements
Duration
Test description
Writing

Year 3 students do a paper-based writing test (on day 1 only)

Year 5 to start on day 1 (schools must prioritise completion of writing across days 1 and 2 only)

Year 7 and 9 to start on day 2 (schools must prioritise completion of writing across days 2 and 3 only)

Year 3: 40 minutes

Year 5: 42 minutes

Year 7: 42 minutes

Year 9: 42 minutes

Students are provided with a ‘writing stimulus’ (sometimes called a ‘prompt’ – an idea or topic) and asked to write a response in a particular genre (narrative or persuasive writing)
Reading

Years 7 and 9 students start with reading on day 1. Writing starts on day 2

The writing test takes priority over any rescheduled reading tests from day 1

To be completed before the conventions of language test

Year 3: 45 minutes

Year 5: 50 minutes

Year 7: 65 minutes

Year 9: 65 minutes

Students read a range of informative, imaginative and persuasive texts and then answer related questions
Conventions of language

To be completed after the reading test

Year 3: 45 minutes

Year 5: 45 minutes

Year 7: 45 minutes

Year 9: 45 minutes

This test assesses spelling, grammar and punctuation
Numeracy

To be completed after the conventions of language test

Year 3: 45 minutes

Year 5: 50 minutes

Year 7: 65 minutes

Year 9: 65 minutes

This test assesses number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability

What is NAPLAN?

NAPLAN, which stands for The National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy, is a standardised series of tests which are sat by students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The results give parents and schools an idea of where each child is at in their development, and help education bodies identify areas of the curriculum which need specific focus.

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