Getting ready

Key dates

The test window for NAPLAN 2023 is 15 - 27 March (during Weeks 8 - 10).

View the NAPLAN timeline for further key dates in Term 1.

Familiarisation activities  

There will no scheduled practice test event in 2023.

Schools have the flexibility to conduct familiarisation activities at times suitable to them. Schools can prepare using the option that best suits their staff and student requirements:

  • To familiarise staff and students who have no experience with NAPLAN online before, access the training environment from Term 1, 2023 – this will allow staff to become familiar with administration tasks and students to become familiar with the Locked Down Browser.

  • To familiarise staff and students who have experience with NAPLAN online, access the demonstration tests within the Locked Down Browser.

Refer to the NESA siteExternal link for further information.

Resources for schools

Training information to support schools completing online NAPLAN assessments is available on the training webpage.

Information on technical specifications including changes to how the new locked down browser is deployed to managed devices is available on the Technical requirements webpage.

The Resources webpage provides tools to help teachers prepare for NAPLAN.

Information to support schools' preparation for NAPLAN online can be found on the NESA NAPLAN website.External link

Resources for parents and carers

The Parents and carers webpage includes information about transition to NAPLAN online, information on privacy and links to the ACARA public demonstration siteExternal link.

Low bandwidth

Alternate low bandwidth technology solutions have been developed by ACARA.

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