Commonwealth, State and Territory education ministers have agreed that the annual National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests will move from pen and paper to online testing.
A final decision about when to transition to NAPLAN Online for NSW will be made after the August to September readiness tests. NSW may review its transition timetable based on the experiences of the other states and territories.
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) acts as the NSW NAPLAN Test Administration Authority. NESA is working with the Association of Independent Schools of NSW, the Catholic Education Commission and the Department of Education to coordinate the move to NAPLAN online for all NSW schools.