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.

NAPLAN Online Readiness Test

A major activity to prepare schools to move from pen and paper testing is the NAPLAN Online Readiness Test being held between 14th August and 22nd September 2017.

AISNSW is available to assist NSW independent schools with questions or issues they may have in relation to the readiness test. Useful links and resources for NSW independent schools have been collected on this page, which will be updated regularly. 

Schools are welcome to contact the AISNSW NAPLAN Online team at NAPLANOnline@aisnsw.edu.au 

NAPLAN Online Information