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NAPLAN Practice Test Dates

(Acting) Deputy Principal, Teaching & Learning, Ms Lynsey Porter

(Acting) Deputy Principal, Teaching & Learning, Ms Lynsey Porter

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a point in time assessment of literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life.

Students in Years 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

Our school will be participating in NAPLAN Online between 10 and 13 May 2022

NAPLAN Practice Test Dates

In preparation for NAPLAN Online, our Senior School will be participating in practice tests on Monday, 21 March for Year 5 students from 9am, and Thursday, 24 March for Years 7 and 9 students.

This will provide students with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the test.  It will also give the College an opportunity to check that the correct infrastructure is in place. The practice tests are not an assessment of student ability and will not be marked.

  • Year 7 students will sit their test in Periods 1-2
  • Year 9 students will sit their test in Periods 3-4.

Students must bring their fully-charged laptops and headphones to this session.

Does My Child Need to Prepare for NAPLAN?

Excessive preparation for NAPLAN Online is not recommended. Students do not need to be able to touch type to complete NAPLAN Online as the tests are not about keyboard skills (just as the paper test is not about handwriting skills).

Students can use the public demonstration site to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and tools available in the NAPLAN Online tests.

>>> Click here to view the public demonstration site.

Further Information

>>> Click here to view further information.

Who Can I Contact if I Have Questions About this Practice Test?

If you have any questions regarding this practice test, please contact either Ms Lynsey Porter, Director of Curriculum, Ms Gabrielle Bransby, Assistant Director of Junior School / Curriculum, or Mr David Parnell, Head of Learning Support. 

Additional Resources


Ms Lynsey Porter

Director of Curriculum