There is no standard test space and every school will be different, depending on available facilities and devices. Test spaces may include:
- The library
- A computer lab
- A regular classroom
- The school hall
Schools will have one week to complete the school readiness test during the test window (14 August – 22 September). Classes and cohorts can be split and rooms can be scheduled accordingly.
- The room must have desk space for each student.
- Students should not be able to see each other’s screens.
- Sitting students separately is encouraged but not mandatory.
- Visual teaching materials such as posters should be removed or covered up.
- Students are provided with scrap paper and pens/pencils.
- A Test Administrator must supervise students at all times and ensure no prohibited material is brought into the test space.
- Supervision involves administering the tests, monitoring student conduct, and walking around the room.
- A Test Administrator will refer to the test administration handbook.
- Each device must meet the NAPLAN Online technical and NAP locked-down browser requirements.
- These requirements can be found on the NAP website.
- Devices must be charged and switched on before students enter the room.
- The test space may already have devices in it, or you may need to move portable devices to the space (laptops, tablets and/or iPads).
- There should be one device on a desk for each student in a test session, plus a device for the Test Administrator.
- Schools will need to ensure sufficient headphones/earphones are available for students to complete the spelling component of the test.
- Each device must have reliable internet connection.
- Schools may be aware of which rooms have the best internet connectivity and are best suited to act as a test space.
- The NESA helpdesk will be the central support during the readiness test. You can contact the helpdesk on 1300 119 556.