Dear Parents & Caregivers,

In 2019 NAPLAN will be administered as an online test. All schools participating in NAPLAN Online testing have been encouraged to take part in a practice test.

A practice test will be undertaken by Year 7 and Year 9 on Monday March 25.

The practice test will involve one 45-minute omnibus test. The Writing component is not included in this test.

All students will need a fully charged iPad and headphones.

The activity provides an opportunity for every student to experience the NAPLAN online assessment platform as well as the functionality and tools within the locked down browser.

The benefits of the practice test:

The practice test provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with the types of questions they will experience in NAPLAN Online. Students will complete the test using their iPads as they will for NAPLAN Online. The practice test also provides NAPLAN coordinators and test administrators with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the functions of the online assessment platform.

Running the practice test helps schools with their capacity planning by providing an opportunity to trial the rooms, devices and student groups that they intend to use in May.

The practice test also provides an important opportunity for students with disability to determine whether the available adjustments in the online assessment platform meet their individual needs. Where appropriate, students could trial the use of extra time, rest breaks and colour themes.

Your child will not need any academic preparation for the practice test. This is not a test of their literacy and numeracy skills, but an opportunity for them to experience the online test format and for the College to assess its online testing capability.

If parents would like to familiarise themselves and their children with the look and feel of the NAPLAN online test a public demonstration site with sample questions is available.  

More information for parents can be found on the attached Fact Sheet and through the CEDP website:


Mrs Dianne Lowery
Leader of Learning – Curriculum