Schools with suitable hardware and reliable access to the internet are best positioned to implement contemporary teaching practices and online assessment. ACARA has provided the technical requirements for when schools make the transition to NAPLAN Online. While NAPLAN Online assumes reliable access to the internet, a low bandwidth solution will be in place for selected schools in 2018. State school principals can contact their regional technology managers or the Department's NAPLAN Online team, for advice.
Principals from Independent or Catholic school should speak with their school or system-based IT support in the first instance. Independent Schools Queensland is also available to support and advise.
Bring your own device (BYOD)
Some schools are moving towards a BYOD policy, which allows students to use their own computers at school.
The use of a personal computer or tablet for national tests is supported by ACARA, as long as the devices meet the
technical requirements of NAPLAN Online.
Frequently asked questions