All three Queensland education sectors successfully participated in NAPLAN Online for the first time. This included 18 state schools, 12 independents and 53 Catholic schools representing 15,952 Queensland students.
Nationwide, 191,493 students from 1,285 schools transitioned to NAPLAN Online.
The transition to NAPLAN Online was a positive experience with many schools reporting positive student experiences with students confidently completing the tests. Participating schools were supported with technical readiness checks, training and a readiness trial.
Schools will receive training and support by the Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority (QCAA) in Semester 2, 2018. Read more.
Regional NAPLAN Online Lead Coordinators will provide Queensland state schools who are already experienced in using the national platform with flexible training opportunities to suit their needs and contexts.
The collective learnings of Queensland schools taking part in NAPLAN Online this year will help transitioning schools to continue having positive experiences.
This is the first time a national online testing approach has been successfully implemented in Australia. This is an important step forward, providing benefits for teachers and students including more precise information, faster turnaround of results and a more engaging experience for students.
Students, parents, caregivers and other members of school communities are invited to use ACARA’s public demonstration of the online assessment platform.