All 3 Queensland education sectors participated in NAPLAN Online in 2018 and 2019. This included 290 state schools, 24 independents and 167 Catholic schools—representing 63,706 Queensland students. For more information visit
2019 transitioning schools.
Nationally, there were 2,179,510 tests submitted from 4,913 schools in 2019.
The transition to NAPLAN Online was a positive experience with schools reporting high student engagement with the test being easy to use and navigate. Participating schools were supported with technical readiness checks, training and a readiness trial.
Schools received training and support from the Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority (QCAA).
Regional NAPLAN Online Lead Coordinators provided Queensland state schools additional flexible training opportunities to suit their needs and contexts.
Students, parents, caregivers and other members of school communities are invited to use
ACARA’s public demonstration of the online assessment platform.
Training and support
The QCAA offered a full training day for Queensland schools in June to August 2019. The training was presented over 31 days to accommodate state schools, Catholic and independent schools.
The training provided an introduction to the assessment platform. Information to assist each school to successfully participate in the School Readiness Test in August 2019 was aimed at those that are new to the national assessment platform.
Schools were invited to send up to 2 staff—a principal and their NAPLAN Coordinator.
To help schools prepare for NAPLAN Online 2020, over 500 schools completed the School Readiness Test (SRT) from 19 August to 11 October 2019.
The SRT is a national activity to help schools become familiar with the assessment platform, process and check their technical readiness.